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.
Archaeology For Kids
Do you dig Fort Vancouver?
This popular program introduces kids aged 8-12 to the fascinating world of archaeology! In this program, kids excavate a site with trowels, screen dirt, measure and map their finds, and discover the historical secrets that lie below our feet! Kids also learn about the importance of protecting archaeological sites for future generations. Kids work with park staff, volunteers, and students from our Public Archaeology Field School. Space is limited to 20 kids. Reserve your spot at the reconstructed fort on the day of the program. The Kids Dig program is free with admission. To reserve your spot by phone, call (360) 816-6244 on the day of the program.
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is one of the Northwest's most famous archaeological sites. Through archaeology at Fort Vancouver, we can learn about the prehistory and history of Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest. Kids Digs offer a unique and fun way to learn about history!
For more information, call (360) 816-6250.
2014 Kids Dig Schedule
June 28, 2014: 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM
July 12, 2014: 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM
July 26, 2014: 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM
Did You Know?
Did you know that a number of U.S. Army generals served at Fort Vancouver NHS’s Vancouver Barracks early in their careers? The list includes Generals Oliver O. Howard, George C. Marshall, Ulysses S. Grant, George B. McClellan, Phillip Sheridan, William T. Sherman, Omar Bradley and George Pickett. More...