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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
+1 360-816-6230
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Fun afternoon!

A good place to learn some history! My kids enjoyed the blacksmith who was very informative. Wish... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Katie S
Big, well-done historic site

The ranger station is not very big but has a nice gift shop, theatre, and art by local native... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sarah S
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
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612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
+1 360-816-6230
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A good place to learn some history! My kids enjoyed the blacksmith who was very informative. Wish some of the other buildings had been open but I'm sure that depends on volunteers.

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The ranger station is not very big but has a nice gift shop, theatre, and art by local native artists. My boys did the junior ranger program which was nice. The fort itself is a beautiful short walk from the station, and has a beautiful...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very cool and a nice walk. I really enjoy this site. it has allot to offer and the views on a clear day are incrediable

Thank EboneyO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to try the Lantern Tour at Fort Vancouver. It was very well done. Our guide was a park ranger dressed in period clothing and there were several volunteers that performed skits for us about activities that had occurred at the...More

Thank PearFamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting but limited national park/monument. Due to limited resources, staffing is few so most of the grounds and building are self-tour. The buildings are mostly reconstructions. The best time to visit is during special events when the facility is fully staffed. The place becomes fun...More

Thank Gene W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to visit - the gem of the city! So many great things to learn about the area told in a fascinating and involving way. Love the National Parks!

Thank kirsem2017
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We went online to view the schedule of events, and picked the 1840 christmas holiday. It was the perfect day with lots of fun activities for the wee ones. The only thing I was disappointed in, was the lack of 'Christmas' decor. They had period...More

2  Thank Denisecott
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Give yourself some time here, and visit when there are people in the fort doing demonstrations so you can take the time to hear the stories. Walk the site (outside the fort) and look at the outdoor signs which tell more stories and are easy...More

1  Thank MouseDance
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Along with other historic sites in Vancouver, this was my first time visiting the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site despite spending years here. The day we went was perfect. Cold but sunny! We learned a lot about the history and significance of the fort, including...More

Thank D176
Reviewed 22 November 2017

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
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Pamelia S
25 August 2017|
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Response from RoguePincushion | Reviewed this property |
the whole experience is viewable over the course of an afternoon!! enjoy a tasty brunch nearby in town, then come out here for some learning and fun until it’s time to head back for evening festivities.. the grounds are... More
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miriam_snow
26 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
14 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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