• 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

Public Archaeology Program

Image of VNHR Archaeologist Dr. Doug Wilson on a recent archaeological excavation

VNHR Archaeologist Dr. Doug Wilson collects samples during a recent archaeology dig. Dr. Wilson manages the Reserve's public archaeology program.

NPS Photo

To share the "underground" legacy of this site, we have developed a Public Archaeology Program which includes educational opportunities, special tours, and lectures.

We hope these activities help to share the site in a new way, and involve our visitors in the process of learning from, and working to preserve, cultural resources.

For more information, click on one on the links to the right.

Did You Know?

An HBC beaver trap from the collection at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

As the fur trade-era depot and headquarters for the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia Department, did you know that over 61,000 animal pelts were shipped from Fort Vancouver to England in 1843 alone? This and many other stories are interpreted at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. More...