Closure Update: Monday, February 10, 2014
After our onsite crew assessed the safety of the site and access via Fifth St, we're going to keep the reconstructed fort site (1001 E. Fifth St.) closed to the public today. The Visitor Center will still open at Noon.
Document Available for Public Review
The East and South Vancouver Barracks Investigation Summary and Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis document is now available for public review. Click here for more info. More »
Day of Kids' Activities Debuts New Junior Ranger Program and Kicks Off Week of Free Park Admission; Nez Perce Chief Redheart Memorial Ceremony Shares Stories of Park's Past, Present, and Future
Contact: Cassie Anderson, (360) 816-6247
WHEN: Saturday, April 21. Junior Ranger Day runs from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Chief Redheart Memorial Ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. Fort and Visitor Center are open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
COSTS: Free! All 397 national parks are free for National Park Week, April 21-29.
Background: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service, is at the heart of the Vancouver National Historic Reserve. The Vancouver National Historic Reserve brings together a national park, a premier archaeological site, the region's first military post, an international fur trade emporium, one of the oldest operating airfields, the first national historic site west of the Mississippi River, and a waterfront trail and environmental center on the banks of the Columbia River. The partners of the Reserve teach visitors about the fur trade, early military life, natural history, and pioneers in aviation, all within the context of Vancouver's role in regional and national development. The Reserve's vast array of public programs -- including living history events, festivals, cultural demonstrations, exhibits, active archaeology, and other special activities -- create a dynamic, fun, and unique tourist destination for people of all ages.
Did You Know?
Did you know that over 35 ethnic and tribal groups were represented in Fort Vancouver’s fur trade village? Visit Fort Vancouver National Historic Site to learn more about the people of the fur trade! More...