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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
Once the home of an important British fur-trading outpost during the 19th century, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site today features faithful replicas of the original buildings that once spurred trade in the area. The site spreads into both Washington and Oregon, encompassing the fort itself and theĀ former residence of Hudson Bay Co. superintendent John McLoughlin. Explore the grounds to discover the role the park played in the region's development during the colonial era and learn about the interactions between Europeans, Americans, and Native Americans. You'll find that you can access many period-outfitted rooms and facilities both within and outside the wooden walls of the outpost. Stop by the fort's museum to see displays of artifacts and objects of those that lived here, including the U.S. Army soldiers who later called the complex home. Plan to visit Fort Vancouver National Historic Site during your Vancouver vacation using our convenient Vancouver itinerary planner.
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  • The fort was only $5 to explore and was interesting to see how the community lived back when the fort was established. I was blown away by the amount of volunteers who give their time to do demonstrat...  more »
  • Fort Vancouver is worth the visit just to enjoy the beautiful park and neighborhood where it is located. The museum and movie give a good overview of the many roles the fort has played through the yea...  more »
  • In the middle of the city of Vancouver lies a historical area called Fort Vancouver. If you are a history buff, you will love it. As you walk down the sidewalks in front of places like the Grant House...  more »
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  • Amazing reenactments of authentic cooks, blacksmiths, carpenters and traders. We had a chance to see a blacksmith working on a knife, and the cook preparing chicken fricassee at a hearth in old cast iron pots, which were made by the blacksmith. All volunteers are very knowledgeable and encourage questions. Well worth a visit.
  • This is a very good place to lean about history. My kids loved it and they received a badge after returning to the ranger answering his question. People are very knowledgeable about those times and this place is close to the Pearson air museum!
  • Very pretty place to get out and enjoy at your leisure. You can even drive around and look or walk. Some of those gorgeous antebellum homes are now businesses but still amazing to see.
  • This area is just a short drive from the bustling shopping areas. Pack a lunch and take a camera; there are lots of small animals and birds! You may even be visited by the local elk herd! No feeding the wildlife! But any pictures you take will remind you of the calm surroundings in the area. I appreciated the level...
  • For being in a "city", this is an absolutely amazing place. Lots of Interesting history, and beautiful architecture.