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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
+1 360-816-6230
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Great experience !

We went online to view the schedule of events, and picked the 1840 christmas holiday. It was the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Damascus, Oregon
So many stories in this place, so many stories...

Give yourself some time here, and visit when there are people in the fort doing demonstrations so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
+1 360-816-6230
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Denisecott
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank MouseDance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just walked through on a stroll around Vancouver along a walking route shown on the courtesy map. Was Veteran's Day so we got bonus entertainment of people lining up for a parade and runners coming through on a half-marathon.

Thank CindyChoj
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Well maintained historical site. Visiting the redone parts of the fort and to see it similar to the way it was back in the day is pretty cool.

Thank inthesn0w
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This site is unique to most any place in the States (or other countries) It is authentic, well cared for, utilized by the community We all know everything about this site is real and so full of history of our town, our state and our...More

Thank Mary Ann H
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Beautiful fort on the Columbia River. The grounds are well taken care of, the buildings are amazing and the officer houses are beautiful. It would be a nice place to live or rent a room if they turned the barracks into a hostel.

1  Thank aeflair
Reviewed 28 October 2017

As a fur trading post Fort Vancouver helped to establish the area as point of commerce. People working there in period clothing helped to give the sense of stepping back in time. A walk through the beautiful garden as you approach the entrance is encouraged.

Thank hoef972
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Fun and historic site right in our backyard! It is a great place for an afternoon to learn some interesting facts about the area we live in. If you are visiting, you cannot pass up the chance to see an intact actual fort built in...More

Thank danielhN9113JL
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Pamelia S
25 August 2017|
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Response from Kelsey W | Reviewed this property |
You only need a few hours, even if you are taking your time and watching all the demonstrations.
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!
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.