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 »
Pearson Air Museum Open for Special Events
Contact: Greg Shine, (360) 816-6231
Contact: Kimm Fox-Middleton, (360) 816-6243
The National Park Service has a simple goal for Pearson Air Museum: to reopen its doors to the public as soon as possible.
Under National Park Service management, the museum will be open and free to the public. We are saddened that the exhibits were removed, but the heart of Pearson remains: the buildings and land where history happened. Over the next few weeks, we will be working to chart a course for the future, including educational programs and temporary exhibits.
In the meantime, Pearson Air Museum is available for special events. The National Park Service has extensive experience managing special events at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, permitting 90 events last year that had a meaningful connection to the park's purpose and complied with applicable laws, regulation, and policy.
If you are interested in holding your event at the national park, including Pearson, please contact Kimm Fox-Middleton at (360) 816-6243 or by email here. Permitting information can be found on our website by clicking here.
Did You Know?
As the fur trade-era depot and headquarters for the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia Department, did you know that over 61,000 animal pelts were shipped from Fort Vancouver to England in 1843 alone? This and many other stories are interpreted at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. More...