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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

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Address: 612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
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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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Replica Fort and pre-Civil War Officers Row

Fort Vancouver was one of the first major settlements on the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest. It is also a historic site that includes a military base with a pre-Civil War... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fort Vancouver was one of the first major settlements on the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest. It is also a historic site that includes a military base with a pre-Civil War Officers row. General U.S. Grant was stationed here. It also is connected to one of the longest serving airfields in the U.S. with Pearson Field. The first trans-polar... More 

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Thank Charles A
Long Beach, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have found that I am more interested in history than I was in my youth. The Lantern Tour at the Fort was very informative and they did a good job of telling us about what life was like when the Fort was established. The Lantern Tours do not run all year. We took the last one of the season... More 

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Thank WizardofAz60
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whoa. A lot has happened here over time and the park does a great job of showcasing that. I love watching the sun rise in the morning, like many of the HBC employees did in the 1840s. Great visitor center and nice folks at the desk.

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Thank QuentinColdwater
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved our tour of Fort Vancouver. Out of town guests were facinated by the knowledge and fun facts of that time in the Pacific Northwest and very excited as Canadians to find out how the Hudson Bay company tied in to the local history..

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Thank audreyclark22
Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Make sure you go when there are reenact-ors present . Our ten year old nephew really enjoyed the blacksmith. It is easy to visit in under two hours and in a beautiful spot just south of the old military post which was an active Reserve facility up until a few years ago.

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Thank Richard M
Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The carpenter shop was great with the grandkids. The guy in there showed the kids how to plane & also let them try it. Also very great people in the fur trading building.

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Thank gramajanice
Brush Prairie, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a well put together show and tell covering how Vancouver, Washington was a major trading post in the 1800 ran by the Hudsons bay company. It does a good job of showing how life was back then. A lot of people don't relies Vancouver, Washington was 3-4 before Vancouver, BC. Come explore our Vancouver!

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Thank James W
Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A casual walk through time, interesting and informational, great for families with young children. Fun to watch the blacksmith.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was terrible but the experience was memorable. Our guide was great. She really made the trip a wonderful one for all of us.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visted here a couple times with my wife. It is really cool to walk around and look at all of the history here of the old trading company and the people that started it. It just seems bigger than it really is. There isn't a whole lot on the inside. I guess I was expecting more. Cool to go... More 

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