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Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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Address: 92343 Fort Clatsop Rd, Astoria, OR 97103-8701
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A replica of Lewis & Clark's original fort built during their...

A replica of Lewis & Clark's original fort built during their expedition in 1805.

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Wonderful experience reenacting Lewis & Clark history

This fort was so significant to Lewis & Clark's exploration to the Pacific Ocean. The reconstruction of the fort is excellent with National Park Ranger guides available giving a... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

This fort was so significant to Lewis & Clark's exploration to the Pacific Ocean. The reconstruction of the fort is excellent with National Park Ranger guides available giving a look at how the expedition lived. We saw both candle-making and firearms demonstrations and took a walk through the woods with a Ranger who explained how different plants were utilized by... More 

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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We returned to Fort Clatsop on the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. It was a free admission day with special activities. We liked seeing the fort again. We also enjoyed very much having a presentation by two park rangers. One told us the story of Lewis and Clark and also focused on guns at the time. He then... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

The only part of Lewis and Clark NHP that is under the US National Parks system management. I am partial to the US NPS as they do things right, and usually at little or no cost, compared to State and local run systems. The fort reconstruction is a real insight into life on the Lewis and Clark expedition

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Suquamish
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

We took the kids for family history since we are related to John Coulter who was on the expedition with Lewis and Clark. The kids enjoyed the fort and the trail walking. A great family place

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

If you read "Undaunted Courage" or had any other interests in the Lewis and Clark expedition, this seems like a must see. If that wasn't the case, you might wonder how the national park designation got attached to it. There is a very nice visitor center with a small museum, theatre, and large gift shop. The reproduction of the fort... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Awesome place and worth the visit. The park has lots of trails for hiking and other activiites like kayaking. Great interpretive center and authentic replica of the fort that Lewis & Clark stayed in during the winter 1805-06. Park rangers are friendly and willing to answer all questions. Worth the time spent in the Park - plan for a day... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Fort Clatsop is by far the best field trip! My students go every year, and they have a terrific time every year. The staff is friendly and personable, taking time to talk with students. This year we had beautiful, sunny skies and it was actually somewhat warm! The trails are maintained nicely and are marked with directions and informational facts.

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is the winter site of the Lewis and Clark expedition on the Columbia River after reaching the Pacific Ocean. It has a replica of the original fort depicting how the men lived and survived the harsh winter conditions. Excellent trails, volunteers giving historical information, interactive activities for children. An easy walk to the Fort with good parking facilities, including... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

We stopped at multiple locations of this park, including Ft Clatsop. This was a really cool park. They had costumed rangers there the day we visited showing you around the fort and telling stories. I was really surprised how small the fort was! The interpretive trail leading out from the fort is awesome, shows examples of the local flora. The... More 

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Rangers and volunteers in period costume to explain Lewis and Clarksville journey. Great reconstruction of L & Cs winter fort. Don't miss it.

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