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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
+1 360-816-6230
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Nice place to explore

I stayed at a hotel about a mile away, and used the land bridge to arrive here. It has a lot of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shelley M
Stillwater, United States
historic drive

A valuable view of the city's beginnings and the military establishment that kept it safe. Open... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
hickory, nc
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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.
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612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
+1 360-816-6230
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I stayed at a hotel about a mile away, and used the land bridge to arrive here. It has a lot of things to look at; I mainly was at the west end, where the village cabins, prairie, fort, and fort gardens were. There was...More

Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 3 days ago

A valuable view of the city's beginnings and the military establishment that kept it safe. Open and easily walkable.

Thank aphrab
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family stopped by here on our way home to Seattle and found it closed on Sundays. You can only see the reconstructed fort from outside the fort walls (the view from the freeway was better than the backside).

Thank cohoman
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The kids had a blast. Very historical. Loved how they had a beaver trading store set up, and the black Smith shop set up with real workers so kids could learn more and ask questions. Wish we would have had more time before closing, an...More

Thank Sara F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were there on a Tuesday at the end of June. The rangers that were there were interesting, but there were only two. Many of the buildings were either closed or just a walk through. I understand that on weekends there are more rangers and...More

Thank Jenswar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to take a break and relax. Starbucks is at one corner, brewery at another. Very short walk to the Columbia river walking path and the Fort Vancouver historic site. All worth the walk- scenery is great!

Thank MKTravelingMed
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn the early history of the Hudsons Bay Company in the Pacific Northwest and an early part of the Oregon Trail. The sights, sounds, and smells (at least the good ones) of living at Fort Vancouver in the 1840's.

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there with a teenager and a toddler and we really enjoyed it. They have staff to share the history of the place, and even actors reenacting certain themes. If your bored on a weekend it's a great option even if your not a...More

Thank jdog7772
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice walking tour of the Fort is good for all ages. Go when they are doing live reactments like churning butter, the old fashioned way. The gift shop is small but has informative volunteers. Don't forget to get your passport stamped.

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and even got to see some archeolgy digs. Great place just to take a walk and has been very nicely rebuilt

Thank elizabethbX1589AP
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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.