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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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Beautiful piece of land with much of it used as a public park for locals. There’s a visitors... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Deborah M
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New York City, New York
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Fun fort with a volunteer blacksmith

I was in the area so decided to stop by this Fort, seeing as I'm filling my National Park passport... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
wherewithalicia
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Dallas, Texas
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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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“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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"self guided"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful piece of land with much of it used as a public park for locals. There’s a visitors’ center and historic fort, with blacksmith, bakery, English garden... worth a trip, especially with kids on a nice day. Not much covered area in the fort, so...More

Thank Deborah M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was in the area so decided to stop by this Fort, seeing as I'm filling my National Park passport book. It was a really scenic fort, which was nice. Best part had to be the volunteer blacksmith who chatted for a while about what...More

Thank wherewithalicia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quiet and peaceful area. Also visited the aero museum. My daughter enjoyed the most specially the museum. Enjoyed the outing

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice Weekend-day trip down Pacific Northwest history. Also check out the military cemetery and also the humble Catholic cemetery that contains the remains of Mother Joseph and her Sister followers.

Thank Carla F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history around this place is pretty amazing. Park rangers do a great job of making you feel like you are in the era.

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fort was closed although it was suppose to be open when we were there.It is a nice area to walk around though and get a couple pictures. Walk past the fort and walk over the bridge.

Thank ladyme1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband really enjoyed the fort. Good guide in the big house which had Spode China and cherry dining room table and chairs. This was a surprise to me.

Thank RN85_12
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really nice site in a beautiful setting. The docents were very friendly as well. I did feel that there was an overall lack of signage or general information about the site. I suppose that I was hoping for a more comprehensive museum....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great to just walk around and find out the history of this fort. To be able walk at your own pace and enjoy the rich history it brings. Plaques tell you all bout each area of the fort.

Thank Jen C
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 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

Thank itsunnypisano
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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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