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Great Monument

Battery Russell is one of the many places we stopped by during our time camping in Oregon. It is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
Interesting history

This is another place that's great if you like history and imagining what it must have been like... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Built during the Civil War, this concrete gunnery protected the U.S. shores.
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Warrenton, OR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Battery Russell is one of the many places we stopped by during our time camping in Oregon. It is a really cool little battery that was used in WW2. It is creepy walking through it on your own but at the same time very cool....More

Thank canadiancamper2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another place that's great if you like history and imagining what it must have been like for the people back then. It's interesting, but you can see it all pretty quickly if you're with people who really don't care as much as you...More

Thank X4146UDkathyk
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Battery Russell is a true monument to World War II and the Japanese involvement. Here is a spot on the continental US that truly saw action. This is actually quite a beautiful piece of property. Knowing the story behind the shelling of American soil is...More

1  Thank EasternWA_Pirate
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is my FAVORITE place to visit on the Oregon Coast. No matter if you are into history or not this place is amazing. You will find yourself wandering around every nook to see what the different rooms look like. I definitely suggest mosquito spray...More

Thank Jill L
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Quick and fun stop, can climb around and look around as musch as you want. There are post cards of Battery Russel available at the Museum/Gift shop on the historic site of Fort Stevens.

Thank Kevin N
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Fun to get out and walk around and exploring the structure. People have unfortunately graffiti the walls but it's still very cool sometimes creepy stop. Love reading the historical plaque too learn about why it was there and how it contributed to ww2

Thank tifa1724
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This place was fantastic, loved seeing the ruins and reading about the history. Kids loved climbing over the fort and looking in and around the bunkers. Very informative.

2  Thank fnqfamily
Reviewed 7 October 2016

nicely preserved ruin of an old WW2 fort with a long range cannon all cleared out; just the ghosts of the past, left roaming ...

1  Thank aperrian
Reviewed 6 October 2016

And crawl around the bunkers. Interesting view. Like a set of ruins, but modern all cement. Interesting historical information. A lovely stop in the area.

Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Battery Russell is located in Fort Stevens State Park. The concrete artillery gun battery (historical site) had several rooms but the big guns were gone. It was still interesting to see. We spent about 20 minutes at the battery and another couple hours at...More

Thank M J
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