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 »
Revealing Our Past
What was life like at the Army's Fort Vancouver and Vancouver Barracks in the mid-to-late 1800s? What went on there, and how did it compare to other places?
What role do tangible items in historical archives, museum collections, and archaeology play in helping us understand our collective past?
In Revealing Our Past: A History of Nineteenth Century Vancouver Barracks through 25 Objects, our 2013 Public History Field School seeks to answer these questions and also illustrate the national significance of Vancouver Barracks as a unit of the national park system today.
This book is available in several formats.
A standard version of the book is available as a downloadable .PDF file. Click here to access a 15 MB .pdf file of the book.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the Pacific Northwest’s first hospital, school, orchard, library, grist mill, saw mill, shipyard, and dairy were all established at the Hudson's Bay Company's Fort Vancouver? Learn more about this by visiting Fort Vancouver National Historic Site! More...