Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver

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. Put Fort Vancouver National Historic Site into our Vancouver trip itinerary planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We had the pleasure of spending July 4th at Fort Vancouver. What a fun time! The crowd was a very manageable size and everyone was well behaved. Transportation in and out was a breeze. The fireworks a...  more »
  • I had never visited an historic fort before, and this was very interesting and educational. I enjoyed seeing an actual blacksmith at work, as well as the furnishings in the main house. The garden was ...  more »
  • Staying in Portland, visiting my daughter for a few weeks, decided to take a ride in a beautiful Sunday afternoon to Vancouver. Our first stop was going to be Fort Vancouver, thought it would be a gre...  more »
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  • Fantastic piece of history in our own backyard! The fort is beautiful, the parade grounds are great for picnics and historical value is great for kids of all ages. Spend an hour or a day, you're bound to have some fun while you're there!
  • Great experience through the fort, during the summer, the winter candle walk, going through the garden, checking the trading Post, the blacksmith etc... Great staff! Beautiful park
  • Cool place if your in to history and don't skip the airplane museum
  • You spend a day walking through all the buildings. A well preserved military installation.
  • This site is beautiful, rich in history and culture. Come and spend the day here, there are so many things to take part in!
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