• 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

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The Village

Artists rendering of a bird's-eye view of the east end of the Village looking east to west. Image includes several buildings, dirt roads, and figures.
 

The significance of the workforce employed by Fort Vancouver has often been overlooked, and so have the grounds they inhabited.

Fort Vancouver could not have fulfilled its role as the headquarters of the Columbia Department without its employees.

These workers did not live inside the stockade, as the British officers and higher-ranking company employees did. Instead, Fort Vancouver had a distinct area for the living quarters of its lower-ranked, non-British employees known as "the Village."

The story of the Village has been divided into six sections. Please click on one of the links below:

Did You Know?

Black and white image of Dr. John McLoughlin

Did you know that John McLoughlin, Chief Factor at Fort Vancouver, is known as the “Father of Oregon” for his aid to American immigrants arriving over the Oregon Trail? His home in Oregon City, Oregon is a unit of the national park system administered by Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. More...