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Nice historical stop

Fun to get out and walk around and exploring the structure. People have unfortunately graffiti the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile

This place was fantastic, loved seeing the ruins and reading about the history. Kids loved climbing... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
United States
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Built during the Civil War, this concrete gunnery protected the U.S. shores.
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Warrenton, OR
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun to get out and walk around and exploring the structure. People have unfortunately graffiti the walls but it's still very cool sometimes creepy stop. Love reading the historical plaque too learn about why it was there and how it contributed to ww2

Thank tifa1724
Reviewed 26 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
Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 6 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
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...More

Thank M J
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...More

1  Thank oregonbeach
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...More

3  Thank lorajean44
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 11 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
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...More

2  Thank Bruce B
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