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“Very much enjoyed! our second time visiting.”

Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Ranked #4 of 56 things to do in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A replica of Lewis & Clark's original fort built during their expedition in 1805.
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Live reinactments of how they survived, demonstrations of flints to make sparks are excellent for the kids. Cabin viewing of how they lived. Inside is a museum..Staff are very knowledgable and tour people are fun! and you might even get to see them fire a powder riffle. A must if you want to know more about Lewis and Clark.

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

The fort is small, but that really shows the hardship they endured. Nice interpretive center and well maintained grounds. Minimal admission charge. Good for all ages -- we arrived early on a Monday only to see several large groups of students going out on the hike to the sea. Went inside and it was full of retirement age couples (including ourselves!)

Good hiking trails if you want to spend some time here.

Thank almyt
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

This site is where Lewis and Clark spent the winter, after reaching the Pacific. I've been here twice: once with rangers / interpreters, once without. While the place is interesting and beautiful without the rangers, it's much better with them. They help you realize just how miserable the winter conditions were at the time, and how much work it was just to live a straightforward existence -- even writing with a quill pen was a skill. The museum is very helpful for giving historical context.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We were in Astoria traveling down the coast to Newport and just happened on to the sign for Fort Clatsop. It was an easy drive off the beaten path to see a replica of where Lewis and Clark wintered in 1805-1806.

The visitor center was unimpressive, but the people working there were very friendly and the bathrooms were clean. We just missed Stephanie Ambrose Tubbs (daughter of "Undaunted Courage" auther, Stephen Ambrose) who was there in the morning of our visit, signing our book "Why Sacagawea Deserves the Day Off and Other Lessons from the Lewis & Clark Trail".

Worth the short side trip.

Thank clm-OKC
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

After reading all about Lewis and Clarks' journey in "Undaunted Courage" we were really excited to visit this fort. While the main museum areas were a bit dated, the area itself, with its' fort and various trails, was great. We really enjoyed our time here -- especially the trails.

Thank Babs45
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