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Fort Vancouver National Site Vancouver

Where is it at?

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Fort Vancouver National Site
1501 East Evergreen Boulevard
Vancouver
WA
98661
Tel: 360 992 1800

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Fort Vancouver National Site is located in the heart of Vancouver, Washington. The 366-acre historic campus is situated next to downtown Vancouver on the picturesque Columbia River, just eight miles from downtown Portland.

Where are we going today?

The only national park style property in the Vancouver and Portland metropolitan area, Fort Vancouver National Site comprises a series of historically educational attractions within the landscaped grounds.

The extensive Fort Vancouver is almost a whole village in authentic repair with buildings such as the blacksmith's, the jail, the bakehouse and the expanding bastion.

The Vancouver Land Bridge is ideal for push and wheel chair users. Its 3,800-foot paved trail begins southwest of Fort Vancouver, threads past the fort’s orchard and Village, over SR-14, through Old Apple Tree Park and connects to the popular Columbia River Renaissance Waterfront Trail.

The Officers' Row and Pearson Air Museum sites provide architectural and aviation perspective to the era.

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree so far as we know
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Daily opening during high season, events, tour and other schedules posted on their site.

Teachers corner

Excursions and field trips welcome, teacher resource materials also available..

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    We thought we could do this in a morning, and had to leave seeing only half of it. First the great visitors center with lots of cool stuff. Then a garden, massive in size with the crops which would be grown in the 1800's. Then there is the fort with multiple buildings reconstructed and an audio program which explains it all. Spent a long time with the blacksmiths discussing equipment, techniques, metals, and all the other details of doing their craft a long way from anywhere. Reviewed all the supplies with the docent in the trade house and then...Read More

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    Really a cool place to check out if your history buff like me before it is awesome amateur eBay give you is also pretty cool

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    Was able to spend all day exploring around this park.

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    A great historical resource so close to the city. Some great demonstrations depending on when you visit. I especially recommend the blacksmith shop when it's in action and, if you can catch an old time baseball game during the summer, do so.

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    Fun and educational. The rangers enjoy sharing the Fort's story!

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by Gary Standke

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We thought we could do this in a morning, and had to leave seeing only half of it. First the great visitors center with lots of cool stuff. Then a garden, massive in size with the crops which would be grown in the 1800's. Then there is the fort with multiple buildings reconstructed and an audio program which explains it all. Spent a long time with the blacksmiths discussing equipment, techniques, metals, and all the other details of doing their craft a long way from anywhere. Reviewed all the supplies with the docent in the trade house and then on the fur house with hundreds of different furs. We never got into all the historic homes outside the fort. We will be back.

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