• Image of the reconstructed stockade at Fort Vancouver and Pearson Air Museum looking northeast from the Land Bridge.

    Fort Vancouver

    National Historic Site OR,WA

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When can school group reservations be made?

Reservations for the Fall/Winter Program open September 9, 2013

Reservations for Spring Programs open January 6, 2014.

Reservations are not accepted prior to Open Reservation dates.

2. When are school groups required to make a reservation to visit the park?

School groups interested in participating in Fall/Winter or Spring Education guided tour programs will need to make a reservation. Education Programs are not offered during the Summer months, however Explorers Expedition at Fort Vancouver (Self Guided Tour) is offered year round.

3. How much do education programs cost?

Education programs are free if a fee waiver form has been filled out and submitted two weeks prior to your visit. At Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, we never charge admission for children 15 and under and only $3.00 for ages 16 and over. The fee waiver is to waive the admission fee for all chaperones and teachers accompanying the students on their program.

4. Do I need to make a reservation to visit the Visitor Center and Bookstore?

Reservations are not necessary to visit the Visitor Center and Bookstore, HOWEVER please indicate on your online reservation forms if you plan on including the Visitor Center and Bookstore on your visit. This will allow our staff and volunteers to properly prepare.

5. Do I need to make a reservation to have my class(es) eat lunch at the Picnic Shelter?

Reservations are not necessary to use the Picnic Shelter before or after your scheduled program. The picnic shelter holds roughly 70 people and is available on a first come, first serve basis. There are a number of picnic benches and a large amount of green space available for outdoor picnicking in the event that the picnic shelter is full. If the picnic shelter is available, please check in before eating your lunch with the staff or volunteer at the Visitor Center so they can open the picnic shelter for you.

6. What is the Fax number to send my reservation and fee waiver forms?

The number is (360) 816-6364 and is also located on your reservation request form.

7. What happened to the Visitor Center Museum/Museum Scavenger Hunt?

We apologize for the inconvenience, the museum at the Visitor Center has been removed and replaced by the Theater to accommodate larger groups. With the relocations of theater to the museum space, we no longer have a scavenger hunt available for the students. Now offered at the Visitor Center is: The Theater, The Bookstore/Gift shop which has a variety of children's books, historic children toys, souvenirs, and snacks. The Picnic Shelter, play structure and restrooms are also located by the Visitor Center.

8. Who do I contact with any additional questions/concerns?

If you have additional questions or concerns about the Educations Programs please call the Education Reservation Coordinator at (360) 816-6241, for all other questions or concerns, please call (360) 816-6230

Did You Know?

Image of a ranger examining an excavation site

Due to its outstanding cultural resources on display and in situ, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is known as the premiere historical archaeology site in the Pacific Northwest. More...