Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria

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#3 of 14 in Historic Sites in Oregon Coast
Step back in time to the age of exploration at Fort Clatsop National Memorial, a replica of the encampment used by Lewis and Clark during their expedition to North America's Pacific Coast. Visit the site of the explorers' log facility through the winter months of 1805 and 1806, and learn about their role in the development of the region through historical recreations and displays documenting their trek. Swing by the visitor center to see exhibits featuring period clothes, tools, dioramas, and interpretive videos related to the journey and the expedition's time in the area. You can also wander the grounds and the nearby nature trails to get out and about in the dense surrounding forest. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Fort Clatsop National Memorial and many more Astoria attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Astoria tour planner .
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  • We poked around the visitor center, watched the movies, walked around the bunk houses, and listened to a few ranger led activities outside. The canoes were interesting to my kids as were the maps and ...  more »
  • The first impression walking into the visitor center is the tile "river" which flows along the floor leading out the back door to the fort! To see where Lewis and Clark stayed the winter after finally...  more »
  • Great displays indoors & out. Guided tours available. A nice little gift shop with books, posters, memorabilia relating to the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Huge trees in a forest that has not been logged...  more »

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Luxury hotels and historical inns offer scenic views over the Columbia River. To experience the surrounding countryside as Lewis and Clark did, consider camping at one of the campsites on the outskirts of town, or rent a cabin near the river's shores.
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