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 like to go here for walks in the evening. Plenty of trails and lovely views. Great place to take children and let them run and play in the wide open spaces.  more »
  • A gorgeous piece of Washington and Pacific Northwest history dating back to the arrival of the British and Hudson Bay Company days and being a military district first for the British and then the US. ...  more »
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  • Great historic fort built out of authentic materials from the time period. They offer tours and other fun activities to engage/immerse oneself in the history of the location. Hopefully the blacksmith is open when you visit as they produce really interesting products that are used around the property to maintain historical accuracy. The property also has great walking trails around it with orchards, gardens etc.
  • This place is amazing. It was way better than we thought. We spent many hours going from building to building learning things about the Hudson's Bay Company. My favorite part are the volunteers/workers who dress in 1800s attire and answer questions.

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