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    Fort Vancouver

    National Historic Site OR,WA

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  • Vistor Center Temporarily Relocates to Pearson Air Museum on Sep 15, 2014

    The Visitor Center operation will temporarily relocate to Pearson Air Museum, beginning on Monday, September 15, 2014, while the visitor center is rehabilitated. More »

  • The McLoughlin House Site Will Close at 2:00 pm This Saturday, October 18, 2014.

    The McLoughlin House unit of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will close early this coming Saturday, October 18, to prepare for a community partnership event. The McLoughlin House will be open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm this Saturday.

Archaeological Reports

Excavations on Vancouver Barracks' Parade Ground

Archaeologists conduct excavations on Vancouver Barracks' Parade Ground

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To learn more about archaeology at Fort Vancouver, click the links below to read our archaeological reports. These reports describe excavations, and summarize our archaeologists' findings.

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Brauner, David R. Archaeological Assessment of the 1844 to 1860 Carpenter Shop Site at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Clark County, Washington, 1995.

Caywood, Louis R. Exploratory Excavations at Fort Vancouver. U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, 1947.

Caywood, Louis R. Final Report: Fort Vancouver Excavations. U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, 1955.

Combes, John D. A Report on the Fort Vancouver Archaeological Excavations of the North Wall, 1966.

Cromwell, Robert J. Ceramic Analysis at Fort Vancouver NHS, 2007.

Hibbs, Jr., Charles H. Oregon Archaeological Society Volunteer Archaeological Excavations at the H.B.C. New Office Site, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 1986 Field Season.

  • Click here to download the 3.32 MB .pdf file.

Hoffman, J.J. and Lester A. Ross. Fort Vancouver Excavations I. Report for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA., 1972.

Hoffman, J.J. and Lester A. Ross. Fort Vancouver Excavations II. Report for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA., 1972.

Hoffman, J.J. and Lester A. Ross. Fort Vancouver Excavations III (1845 Harness Shop). Report for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA., 1973.


Hoffman, J.J. and Lester A. Ross. Fort Vancouver Excavations IV (Chief Factor's House & Kitchen). Report for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA., 1973.

Hoffman, J.J. and Lester A. Ross. Fort Vancouver Excavations V: Flagstaff & Belfry. Report for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA., 1973. (190 MB .pdf file-in digitization process)

Hoffman, J.J. and Lester A. Ross. Fort Vancouver Excavations VI: Sale Shop & Powder Magazine. Report for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA., 1974.

Hoffman, J.J. and Lester A. Ross. Fort Vancouver Excavations VII: Northwest Bastion & Stockade System. Report for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA., 1974.

Hoffman, J.J. and Lester A. Ross. Fort Vancouver Excavations VIII: Fur Store. Report for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA., 1974.

Hoffman, J.J. and Lester A. Ross. Fort Vancouver Excavations IX: Indian Trade Store. Report for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA., 1975.

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Hoffman, J.J. and Lester A. Ross. Fort Vancouver Excavations X: Southeastern Fort Area. Report for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA., 1975.



Hoffman, J.J. and Lester A. Ross. Fort Vancouver Excavations XI: Bachelors' Quarters Privies. Report for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA., 1976.

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Hoffman, J.J. and Lester A. Ross. Fort Vancouver Excavations XII: OAS Sale Shop Excavation. Report for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA., 1975.

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Hoffman, J.J. and Lester A. Ross. Fort Vancouver Excavations XIII: Structural Inventory 1829-1860. Report for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA., 1976.

Langford, Theresa, Scott Langford, and David K. Hansen. Paint at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site: Historical and Archaeological References for Interpretation and Reconstruction, 2003.(233 KB .pdf file)

Steele, Harvey W., Lester A. Ross, and Charles H. Hibbs. Fort Vancouver Excavations XII: OAS Sale Shop Excavation Report for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA., 1974.


Thomas, Bryn & Linda Freidenburg. Carpenter Shop Data Recovery Excavations at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Clark County, Washington, 1997.

Wilson, Douglas C. Archaeological Excavations at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site 1999: New Office, Waterline, and Stockade Investigations. Archaeological Consulting Report No. 12 for National Park Service, Columbia Cascades Support Office, Seattle, WA. (13.8 MB .pdf file)

Wilson, Douglas C., Robert Cromwell, Danielle Gembala, Theresa Langford, Debra Semrau. 2003 Archaeology Lab Manual. Ms. National Park Service, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver National Historic Reserve, Vancouver, Washington. (1,413 KB .pdf file)

Did You Know?

Image of the McLoughlin House

Did you know that the McLoughlin House, a unit of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site located in Oregon City, Oregon, in 1941 became one of the first national historic sites designated in the western United States? More...