Grand Emporium of the West

Explore the lands and structures at the center of fur trade and military history in the Pacific Northwest. Learn about the diverse cultures who lived and worked here. Enjoy relaxing trails along the Columbia River and Village.

Experience costumed programs, hands-on education activities, engaging living history events, creative media and a world-class archaeology collection. Connect to the past.

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Kids Dig!

Kids Dig!

Do you dig Fort Vancouver? Kids Digs introduce kids ages 8-12 to the fascinating world of archaeology!

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Weddings and special events

Weddings and Special Events

Want to get married at Fort Vancouver NHS? You can! Get started by learning about special event permits.

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Explore the Museum Collection

Fort Vancouver's museum collection includes two million archaeological and historic artifacts. Explore and learn about and our preservation efforts!

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Historic photograph of Dr. John McLoughlin

What's new at the McLoughlin House

The park's McLoughlin House Unit in Oregon City, Oregon, offers an array of house museum activities, including historic handwork demonstrations.

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Pearson Air Museum & Jack Murdock Aviation Center

This NPS museum is now FREE to visit! Come see exciting new exhibits, programs, and artifacts, and learn about the site's early aviation history.

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Download our free eBooks

What was life like at the Army's Fort Vancouver? How can museum collections help us understand this past? Access one of our free e-books & learn more.

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Trading Card Collage

Trading Cards for Kids

Discover more than 500 stories about America’s journey from the Civil War to Civil Rights. View online or visit this park to collect your own copies.

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Learn about the new addition to the park

In 2012 the Army relinquished the East & South Vancouver Barracks to the National Park Service. Learn the latest news about our plans for preservation

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