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Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, Vancouver

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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. PutFort 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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  • This is a huge place but parking is available at each site. The fort admission is $10 if you don't have a federal lands pass. It's well-maintained and the few narrators there were very... 
    This is a huge place but parking is available at each site. The fort admission is $10 if you don't have a federal lands pass. It's well-maintained and the few narrators there were very...  more »
  • The site is so much more than the fort. We loved the gardens next to the old fort, and just driving along Officer's Row was a treat. We were put off by the $10 entrance fee to the (relatively... 
    The site is so much more than the fort. We loved the gardens next to the old fort, and just driving along Officer's Row was a treat. We were put off by the $10 entrance fee to the (relatively...  more »
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  • Got to mark this off of our places to visit. The garden was so awesome! Wish mine was that big! The grounds and buildings, so well preserved. The volunteers were so knowledgeable! What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!
  • A great place to stretch your legs. Enjoy the clean open area. Learn a bit of state history. Definitely worth a stop if anywhere nearby

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