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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 Historic Restoration

Although it is not extensive, this restoration of Fort Vancouver is very well done. The buildings... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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Interesting view of early northwest

Senior couple. The reconstructed fort presented a view of early northwest US. There were people in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alan W
Normal, Illinois
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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 via mobile

Although it is not extensive, this restoration of Fort Vancouver is very well done. The buildings that have been restored were very interesting to see. Volunteers man the trading store, blacksmith shop and carpenter shop. The garden/flower bed was very interesting. Good job!

Thank iceman1947
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Senior couple. The reconstructed fort presented a view of early northwest US. There were people in some exhibits to explain about early life. Fort was established by the Hudson Bay Company. A unique day of viewing the way things began in this part of the...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived here following some tiny signs of the freeway. The total site covers a large expanse with various points of interest around it. The lovely tree-line Avenue on the North side with Grant's house, the Douglas Macarthur memorabilia, and the visitor centre, and then...More

Thank GealCarn
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is not a very big fort and really more of a Hudson Bay Trading Co. outpost. There were a few buildings you could visit with people working as they would have when it was actually in use. They were interesting to talk with about...More

Thank jahrlh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a lovely garden in front of the fort with sunflowers, and other pretty blooming flowers, benches, and trellis'. There is a lovely field with trees and a path leading to a bridge. We did not have time to walk the path but it...More

Thank Maureen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an interesting and enjoyable morning here, learning about the history of the Hudson's Bay Company and its constructive and mutually beneficial trading relationship with the Native American people. A highlight of the reconstructed fort is a working forge, with blacksmiths demonstrating their skills....More

Thank 190Daniel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This fort was the Pacific headquarters for the Hudson Bay Company and therefore carried some prestige and significance and has earned itself National Historic status. I have been to plenty of forts both in and out of America and am always interested to see the...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me start off by saying I love history so if you give me any I am happy. However, not only was I able to walk through some of the buildings as they would have been built in that era they had volunteers there to...More

Thank Mwilliford
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day we went was pretty smoky but we still enjoyed walking around and looking at the exhibits. The history of fur trading and it's impact was not something I had much previous knowledge about. It was a great learning experience. We also enjoyed going...More

Thank lasb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love walking around the Fort any time of the day or night. There are different exhibitions going on there thruout the year but summer sees some of the best. I try to always go to the reenactment camps, such as the Campfires and Candlelite...More

Thank bevwom
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Pamelia S
26 August 2017|
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Response from Kelsey W | Reviewed this property |
You only need a few hours, even if you are taking your time and watching all the demonstrations.
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.