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.

Features

Historic black-and-white photo of Building 748, with 1920s-era cars parked in front.

RFEI for Re-use of 2 Historic Buildings

Two Requests for Expression of Interest (RFEIs) invite you to share concepts to renovate and reuse two historic buildings in Vancouver Barracks.

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National Park Week at Fort Vancouver NHS

National Park Week

Find your park at Fort Vancouver NHS! Join us for a week of fun, family-friendly activities during National Park Week, April 18-26!

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Field school student recording excavation data on Ipad

2015 Public Archaeology Field School

The 2015 field school will explore the WWI Spruce Mill site. The mill operated from 1917-1918 to produce lumber for the Allies’ aircraft manufacturing

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Photo of crowd watching a special program outside the main museum hangar.

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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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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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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Download our new, free eBook

What was life like at the Army's Fort Vancouver? How can museum collections help us understand this past? Access our new, free e-book to learn more!

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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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