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Battery Russell

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Address: Warrenton, OR

Built during the Civil War, this concrete gunnery protected the U.S....

Built during the Civil War, this concrete gunnery protected the U.S. shores.

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This place was fantastic, loved seeing the ruins and reading about the history. Kids loved climbing over the fort and looking in and around the bunkers. Very informative.

Reviewed 27 January 2017
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340 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This place was fantastic, loved seeing the ruins and reading about the history. Kids loved climbing over the fort and looking in and around the bunkers. Very informative.

2 Thank fnqfamily
Tucson, Arizona
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

nicely preserved ruin of an old WW2 fort with a long range cannon all cleared out; just the ghosts of the past, left roaming ...

1 Thank aperrian
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

And crawl around the bunkers. Interesting view. Like a set of ruins, but modern all cement. Interesting historical information. A lovely stop in the area.

Thank tiredandtravelled
Austin, Texas
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538 reviews
347 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Battery Russell is located in Fort Stevens State Park. The concrete artillery gun battery (historical site) had several rooms but the big guns were gone. It was still interesting to see. We spent about 20 minutes at the battery and another couple hours at the rest of the park. There is a $5 per car entry fee and that... More 

Thank M J
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126 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The only point fired on in Oregon during WWII, the place is in tact, barely. There's a limited amount of time left to look at where soldiers worked and lived. The poor old place is crumbling, and some parts are roped off. There is a small military museum on site. The sites and sounds of the terrain are beautiful. You... More 

1 Thank oregonbeach
west linn
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is the area fortified to protect the Columbia River entrance. This area was shelled by the Japanese during WW2---bet you didn't know that! the museum and bunkers are not to be missed. the museum contains a lettter dated in the 1950's by the commander of the sub that fired the shells. Volunteers maintained the fort and provide docent led... More 

3 Thank lorajean44
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

So cool to see live pieces of history. No fees or day use pass needed. Not stroller friendly. Be sure to grab the map when you are walking up, will tell you what all the rooms were used for.

1 Thank pjberna
Lebanon, Oregon
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392 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Fun place to explore the history of the area. Lots of room for the kids to run around and explore. Amazes me this was here even and the history behind it is even more amazing. A great place to stop!

1 Thank Michael M
Portland, Oregon
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145 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Stopped at Battery Russell first on our way to the shipwreck Peter Iredale down the road. Battery Russell was shelled by an enemy sub during World War Two and is only military post on US soil to have been. It is named after a General Russell who died in the Civil War and had commanded Fort Yamhill.

2 Thank Bruce B
Warrenton, Oregon
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This is probably one of my favorite places in the world. I am a huge war history buff and the ambiance of this place is amazing! When you walk thru the main building you feel the history come alive in all your senses. Then the walk to higher ground and finding all the smaller outpost, it's just a cool feeling... More 

1 Thank oregonian4

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