Operating Hours & Seasons

Operating Hours

To best accommodate our visitors and maximize available daylight, Fort Vancouver NHS has slightly different operating hours in winter and summer. These hours of operation coincide with the beginning and end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) each year.

Winter Hours of Operation: November 1, 2014 to March 7, 2015

  • The Visitor Center (temporarily relocated to Pearson Air Museum) and Pearson Air Museum are open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sundays.
  • The Bookstore is located at Pearson Air Museum. The gift shop hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday and 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday.
  • The reconstructed fort is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and noon to 4:00 pm on Sundays.
  • The park's McLoughlin House Unit is closed annually from mid-December through mid-February. It reopens on February 13, 2015 and is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please call (503) 656-5151 for more information.

Summer Hours of Operation: March 8, 2015 to October 31, 2015

  • The Visitor Center (temporarily relocated to Pearson Air Museum) and Pearson Air Museum are open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sundays.
  • The Bookstore is located at Pearson Air Museum. The gift shop hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday and 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sunday.
  • The reconstructed fort is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and noon to 5:00 pm on Sundays.
  • The park's McLoughlin House Unit is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please call (503) 656-5151 for more informataion.

Annual Closures:

Each year, Fort Vancouver and its managed facilities are open to the public except for the following days:
  • November 27
  • December 24, 25, 31
  • January 1
Extended Hours:
Normal park operating hours change two calendar days each year for evening special events. On July 4, the park opens at noon and closes at 8:00 pm. On September 12, 2015, the park opens at 5:00 pm and closes at 10:00 pm for the annual Campfires & Candlelight living history special event.

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