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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
+1 360-816-6230
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Really cool historic site

This is a great place to go for the history buff or for a family looking for something to do with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ebeaz1
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Vancouver, Washington
Lots of open space for walking and history

Just walked through on a stroll around Vancouver along a walking route shown on the courtesy map... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
CindyChoj
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Hailey, Idaho
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“blacksmith shop” (46 reviews)
“fur trading” (17 reviews)
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612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
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+1 360-816-6230
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great place to go for the history buff or for a family looking for something to do with their children that gets them out of the house to enjoy the outdoors and learn something. It is really cool to think of this...More

Thank ebeaz1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just walked through on a stroll around Vancouver along a walking route shown on the courtesy map. Was Veteran's Day so we got bonus entertainment of people lining up for a parade and runners coming through on a half-marathon.

Thank CindyChoj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintained historical site. Visiting the redone parts of the fort and to see it similar to the way it was back in the day is pretty cool.

Thank inthesn0w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is unique to most any place in the States (or other countries) It is authentic, well cared for, utilized by the community We all know everything about this site is real and so full of history of our town, our state and our...More

Thank Mary Ann H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful fort on the Columbia River. The grounds are well taken care of, the buildings are amazing and the officer houses are beautiful. It would be a nice place to live or rent a room if they turned the barracks into a hostel.

1  Thank aeflair
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a fur trading post Fort Vancouver helped to establish the area as point of commerce. People working there in period clothing helped to give the sense of stepping back in time. A walk through the beautiful garden as you approach the entrance is encouraged.

Thank hoef972
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun and historic site right in our backyard! It is a great place for an afternoon to learn some interesting facts about the area we live in. If you are visiting, you cannot pass up the chance to see an intact actual fort built in...More

Thank danielhN9113JL
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This place looks like a few old buildings from the road, it is far more than that. It is loaded with history which can be learned from a even a quick visit. It was once a British fort which became American with a war avoiding...More

1  Thank Rgmitch
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We had the opportunity to bring visiting friends from Germany here while they were visiting us and they found it fascinating. Although the historic site is mostly self-guided, there are excellent docents located in several of the buildings to explain things. We started out through...More

Thank HARRY M
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Although it is not extensive, this restoration of Fort Vancouver is very well done. The buildings that have been restored were very interesting to see. Volunteers man the trading store, blacksmith shop and carpenter shop. The garden/flower bed was very interesting. Good job!

Thank iceman1947
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Pamelia S
26 August 2017|
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Response from Kelsey W | Reviewed this property |
You only need a few hours, even if you are taking your time and watching all the demonstrations.
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miriam_snow
27 July 2017|
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Response from Chulina W | Reviewed this property |
On site is only the Grant House. However, 3 short blocks West, (past the roundabout) will open up a wide variety of restaurants, bistros and pubs that will suit just about any appetite!
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kaywaldrop
15 July 2017|
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Response from mcsimon3 | Reviewed this property |
Not at the Fort but there are several near by. In my opinion, Compass Coffee, a local, privately owned coffee shop,has the best coffee in town. It's on the corner of East 9th Street and Washington St.
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