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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
+1 360-816-6230
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Interesting history

The park was spread over a large area. It took hours to see it all on foot. Well positioned car... read more

Reviewed today
James M
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Checked out but did not take a tour

We were on a little day tour out of Portland to check out Ft. Vancouver and the Marshall House, but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kay M
Augusta, GA
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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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  • 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 today

The park was spread over a large area. It took hours to see it all on foot. Well positioned car parks were available to shorten the walking time. A good information centre and clear information boards were helpful. A well spent morning.

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were on a little day tour out of Portland to check out Ft. Vancouver and the Marshall House, but when we got to the actual fort, we were told it was a recreation of the original fort. The admission price was a little steep...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed in Portland-Jantzen Beach and were looking for something interesting and close by. Our hotel shuttle was able to drop us off here and we had a great afternoon. The fort is interesting but somewhat small as forts go. We also visited the Pearson...More

Thank Leighann Z
Reviewed 3 days ago

Grew up in Vancouver so enjoyed taking grandchildren as they can get a perspective of life as it was back in this time. Enjoyed the flower and vegetable gardens in front. Ten year old grandson enjoyed climbing to look out tower and "pretending". We also...More

Thank irenebT18964Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

I stayed at a hotel about a mile away, and used the land bridge to arrive here. It has a lot of things to look at; I mainly was at the west end, where the village cabins, prairie, fort, and fort gardens were. There was...More

Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 5 days ago

A valuable view of the city's beginnings and the military establishment that kept it safe. Open and easily walkable.

Thank aphrab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family stopped by here on our way home to Seattle and found it closed on Sundays. You can only see the reconstructed fort from outside the fort walls (the view from the freeway was better than the backside).

Thank cohoman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids had a blast. Very historical. Loved how they had a beaver trading store set up, and the black Smith shop set up with real workers so kids could learn more and ask questions. Wish we would have had more time before closing, an...More

Thank Sara F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a Tuesday at the end of June. The rangers that were there were interesting, but there were only two. Many of the buildings were either closed or just a walk through. I understand that on weekends there are more rangers and...More

Thank Jenswar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to take a break and relax. Starbucks is at one corner, brewery at another. Very short walk to the Columbia river walking path and the Fort Vancouver historic site. All worth the walk- scenery is great!

Thank MKTravelingMed
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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.