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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  • October 1, 2017
    Fort Clatsop is a short walk from the parking lot past a long boat that caught our eye. We watched a short movie about the hardships of winter at the Fort. Staying dry was the hardest of all the trapp...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    While in Astoria a visit to Fort Clatsop will be an interesting history lesson showing how the pioneers survived in this harsh climate. Take the time to have a guided tour by rangers to maximise the i...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    If you are even a casual student of American history this is a must see. I spent probably an hour here and then actually spent money in the store.  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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