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Quick stop but history packed!

Really interesting place to visit but easy to miss. The Fort was active from late 1800s through to... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
hjmiles
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Sublimity, Oregon
Historical Gem!

Stopped in our way home to Portland from Long Beach. It was a gorgeous day, though windy. You... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
SassyGirlJenna729
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We loved Fort Columbia! The museum in the barracks building provides history of the area and the use of the fort over the years. Their movie is excellent! It was a beautiful place for a picnic lunch. Don't miss the Powerhouse trail. It is short, interesting and has a beautiful view. Several of the buildings are available for overnight rental for a fun, quiet, beautiful stay.

Thank Diane C
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Aside from a scenic setting above the Columbia River, this park exhibits the long history of the Fort's use as a coastal defense station. There are several different gun emplacements fromn different eras, with interpretive signs to explain what you're seeing. It provides a vivid glimpse into the history of the area.

Thank Steve F
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Came across by accident driving from Long Beach to Astoria. We had no idea all this was behind the gate. Amazed at what we discovered. It was a rainy day and things were closed up so we mostly just drive through and walked a little but they have done a wonderful job preserving a restoring the history on this site. Look forward to visiting sometime in the summer

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed having the place mostly to ourselves with a self-guided walking tour. We wished we could have seen inside more buildings. The batteries were interesting and well signed. Fun to note there are guest houses available to rent for overnight stays. That would be a really interesting way to visit.

Thank PNWwetwalker
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

A great example of a pre-World War II coast artillery fort. There is a museum and many restored buildings. Some of the old officer's quarters are available for vacation rentals. The artillery batteries, of which there are several show the advances made over the years. There is an admission fee or a Discovery Pas can be used.

Thank MarineAir10
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