Curious about what can be discovered in Fort Vancouver's collection of two million archaeological and historic objects? Find out at our Museum Collection Open House tours! In this popular program, visitors go behind the scenes inside our curation facility to get up close to actual artifacts that come to us through archaeological excavations or are donated by members of the community. Each month's open house focuses on a different topic - ranging from military history, to hygiene and health, to our present day archaeological excavations. In October, our topic will be Spruce Mill Soldiers.
Museum Collection Open Houses take place from March through October on the second Saturday of the month. Two tours occur during the day: one at 12:00 PM and one at 2:00 PM. Tours are limited to 15 people. Children over 10 years old are welcome.
Register in advance for a Museum Collection Open House tour by contacting Museum Technician Meagan Huff at (360) 816-6255, or by email. Registration for remaining spots on each tour can be reserved at the Contact Station inside the fort on the day of the event.
Learn more on our website here!