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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

612 E Reserve St, Vancouver, WA 98661-3811
+1 360-816-6230
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What I love about this place is how it’s free & open to the public. I have many fond memories of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
itsunnypisano
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Vancouver, Washington
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fantastic historical place to take the kids.

This is a great place to visit and learn a little history about where we live. Their are people to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Franklin W
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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%
Travellers talk about
“blacksmith shop” (50 reviews)
“fur trading” (19 reviews)
“lantern tour” (13 reviews)
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612 E Reserve St, Vancouver, WA 98661-3811
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+1 360-816-6230
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"blacksmith shop"
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"fur trading"
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"lantern tour"
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"hudson's bay company"
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"living history"
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"visitor center"
in 17 reviews
"trading post"
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"pacific northwest"
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"self guided"
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"period dress"
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"national historic site"
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"oregon trail"
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"re enactors"
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"park ranger"
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"interesting history"
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"pearson air museum"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What I love about this place is how it’s free & open to the public. I have many fond memories of late night rendezvous with old friends. Never a bad idea for an afternoon picnic or jog. Free parking all along the open plain, plenty...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit and learn a little history about where we live. Their are people to help direct you. A great little gift shop. Lots of things to do and learn. Great for kids. I'm glad I took the time to...More

Thank Franklin W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unexpected pleasure, Wonderful docents with great knowledge. The current configuration is not a military fort as much as a trading post for Hudson bay fur. When we were there the wood shop, fur trader, Blacksmith, Kitchen, and main house were populated with great docents....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With all the volunteers who help in the fort to illustrate how life was in those days make Fort Vancouver all the more life like.

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice setting for this old HudsonBay fur trading post. Some interesting things to see. My only complaint is why the reenactors can't wait until you ask a question before they start going into their spiels. When I walk into a building I just want to...More

Thank Darel M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This app says open but is closed Sunday's and Monday's. It's apart of the parks system. Hopefully next time we can go on an open day.

1  Thank Heather C
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

My family and I drove up to Fort Vancouver for the afternoon. We spent the day exploring everything the grounds had to offer and loved each moment. My children enjoyed running and giggling in the wide open fields and of course taking a break to...More

Thank oregonmomma2
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

A historical must see in Vancouver. I've seen it evolve over the years from a 1 wall historical site to a fully in closed fort with buildings. Check out the museum while you're there too. So much to see and interesting history. You won't be...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit at the Fort Vancouver. I learned so much about our local History in this area, that I never knew about. Take the family here and learn how the Pacific Northwest Started.

Thank Stanley H
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Full of history and wonderful buildings. People are wonderful and helpful. Great area for relaxing and taking in the view.

Thank Sirdrac
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Pamelia S
26 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
27 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
15 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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