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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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Vancouver Fort

It was a lovely place and a great opportunity for our children to learn some history of Vancouver... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sara M
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Fun learning history.

I took my seven year old son, we had so much fun learning about our cities history. Luckily for us... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Little E L
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Vancouver, Washington
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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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"pacific northwest"
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"living history"
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"self guided"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a lovely place and a great opportunity for our children to learn some history of Vancouver, WA.

Thank Sara M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I took my seven year old son, we had so much fun learning about our cities history. Luckily for us the weather was fantastic, we could walk around to all the different houses and stores around the fort.

Thank Little E L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must visit if your in the Vancouver WA area. Historic and family friendly. Great aviation museum nearby!!

Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took our older kids, and our small grandkids, and had a wonderful time! It really showed what times were like! Loved the history.

Thank 4MY6kids
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have a lot of things to do, I might put this near the bottom of the list unless you are a history buff. But it was interesting to walk around and worth the two hours we spent.

Thank Greg W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect first experience in Pacific Northwest. Arrived that morning after travel and it was nice to get outside and explore. Child was able to run around. Great set up and interpretation with interpreters.

Thank Kevinandanna
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A magnificent setting and a well cared for site. It is evident that there is great community support in a variety of ways for this site. Well worth the stop.

Thank Noel J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a big attraction but worth a history buff's visit. This is where the west coast of America was settled. Do go when you can.

Thank fred d
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old facility is in great shape. Went with a group of middle schoolers and we toured the buildings. Great volunteers showed us the way "things used to be".

Thank LLP1957
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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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