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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

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Address: 612 E Reserve St, Vancouver, WA 98661-3811
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+1 360-816-6230
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Explore the lands and structures at the center of fur trade and military...

Explore the lands and structures at the center of fur trade and military history in the Pacific Northwest. Learn about the diverse cultures who lived and worked here. Enjoy relaxing trails along the Columbia River and Village.

Experience costumed programs, hands-on education activities, engaging living history events, creative media and a world-class archaeology collection. Connect to the past.

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It's Not Your Grandad’s Little Lincoln Log Fort– It’s Real, And It’s Impressive.

Fort Vancouver is a National Site that has a reconstructed 1840's era wood fort and village. This is where the Hudson Bay Company had their administrative center and supply depot... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Vancouver is a National Site that has a reconstructed 1840's era wood fort and village. This is where the Hudson Bay Company had their administrative center and supply depot. The Fort was established in 1825. Besides being a center of commercial activities In the pacific Northwest Fort Vancouver also provided essential supplies to settles in the 1830's and 1840's.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on Veteran's Day while visiting family in Vancouver. It was such an enjoyable visit to the Fort. My 9 year old son also enjoyed it. He was giving a handout for a scavenger hunt. Before entering we visited the garden/farm which had cotton bushes with closed buds. The garden keeper came out with open buds to show us the... More 

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Woodland WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting, educational and easy to access. You can see as much or as little as you want of this historic re creation of the original early 1800s Hudson Bay fur trading post. I'm a fan of Pacific NW History and really appreciate the care that has been taken to be faithful to construction that replicates the original. The blacksmith shop... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family, husband and seven year old son, went to the Christmas event this year. There were activities, crafts to make, dances, and live music. As always, the volunteers were informative, friendly, and well dressed in historical garb. We always have a great time at Fort Vancouver. The Christmas gift shop was a great addition.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's 1825, less than twenty years since Lewis and Clark cruised by here on the way to The Pacific. The British Hudson's Bay Company has a firm grip on the fur trade of the Columbia River water shed. Fort Vancouver is built on the north shore. Chief Factor John McLoughlin sends nosey Americans to settle on the south shore, establishing... More 

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Waukon, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here when we arrived in Portland, it was national park free weekend so we were able to take advantage of it. Very fun and informative

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is a terrific year round bargain. You can use your National Parks pass or Seniors pass for free access to events held at the fort. A great many of these events provide educational opportunities for children and we often take advantage of these with our grandchildren. I have never attended a single event put... More 

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Virginia Beach Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

A National Parks site, historically informative with the help of knowledgeable docents. Witnessed a volunteer chef prepare a special lunch from the period for the volunteer crew. Well done.

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Pacific Junction, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Very interesting park explaining the beginning of the fur trade that made the Columbia River the hot spot to be for the industry at the time. Informative, well done displays, and the gardens were beautiful. Lots of very old apple tree varieties and an understanding of how the commerce at the time affected the development of the area. Well worth... More 

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Rainier, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This area is just a short drive from the bustling shopping areas. Pack a lunch and take a camera; there are lots of small animals and birds! You may even be visited by the local elk herd! No feeding the wildlife! But any pictures you take will remind you of the calm surroundings in the area. I appreciated the level... More 

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