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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Visit a page from the history books

My son and two teen-aged grandchildren were visiting from New Jersey. Even though the temperature... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vancouver, WA
Fun at the fort

My family and I have been going to the fort for years and still love it. We love the variety of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kirsten s
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...more
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612 E Reserve St, Vancouver, WA 98661-3811
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My son and two teen-aged grandchildren were visiting from New Jersey. Even though the temperature was extremely hot, we decided to visit the Fort. Much of it has been restored to original conditions and there are volunteers in many of the buildings to bring the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have been going to the fort for years and still love it. We love the variety of programs and other activities they provide to learn about the history of our area

Thank kirsten s
Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew nothing about this historic site and we stopped in while in Vancouver, WA. The movie is a good intro and then walking around the grounds was interesting. They had a blacksmith and a carpenter who were very talkative and explained what their jobs...More

Thank Don K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Fort Vancouver is the best way to learn about the history of the city of Vancouver. Vancouver has much to be proud about, a storied past. Be sure to include in your tour the Chief Factor's house and the fur storage building. Definitely worth...More

Thank glbutts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Fort Vancouver. So much to see and learn! Enjoyed speaking with and learning from the costumed volunteers who helped flesh out the story even more. There was a special archaeological dig happening with kids that made me want to dig...More

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on a field trip with my son when he was in 5th grade. It was very educational and a lot of fun as well. Great to learn the history of the fur trade in the area and how big it was. Kind of...More

Thank TravelingDad_PTFC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Added this stop last minute and so glad we did. The gardens were amazing (and unexpected) and walking Officer's Row was such a joy. We spent a few hours here and really found it relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank lennon1124
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Vancouver We spent an enjoyable 90 minutes at Fort Vancouver. We used our Senior Pass for the National Parks so there was no charge. The day we went through there were two volunteers that were delightful in their presentations. One was a blacksmith and...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to teach kids history. They offer a wide variety of activities and programs throughout the year. As part of the National Parks Service your Golden Age Passport works for free entry.

Thank MarineAir10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely! Dont miss this park...well maintained and lots of beautiful scenery. Be sure to take bug spray though if you plan on taking a walk.

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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
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!
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.