Fort Vancouver National Historic Site: This week’s National Park Getaway
Contact: Greg Shine, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 360-816-6231
Contact: Kat Kirby, NPS Headquarters, 202-208-6843
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site -- This Week's National Park Getaway
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Village at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is a place of connections - a historical grand emporium where the history of people, things, events, and ideas have flourished. It hasn't always been so.
Just a few years ago, only the most intrepid park visitor would have ventured far enough to discover that during the late 1820s to 1860s, the fur trade era, several hundred working class employees of the British Hudson's Bay Company and their families lived at this site. Read more at www.nps.gov/getaways/
Did You Know?
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...