• Image of the reconstructed stockade at Fort Vancouver and Pearson Air Museum looking northeast from the Land Bridge.

    Fort Vancouver

    National Historic Site OR,WA

Lantern Tour

NPS Photo

Costumed Interpreter Welcomes Guests into the Indian Trade Shop

NPS Photo

Experience live theater and take a lantern-lit journey with a Park Ranger. Peek into the past with costumed interpreters performing historical vignettes of a night at Fort Vancouver. Learn about your urban national park then and now while walking through the Fort's buildings. Finish off your evening by sharing a cup of hot cider with the talented costume interpreters and park rangers!

Fort Vancouver Lantern Tours for 2013-2014

  • Reservations Required
Tours will be offered on the following Saturday evenings:

October 5th & 19th
November 2nd & 16th
December 7th & 21st
January 4th & 18th
february 1st & 15th

Where: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1001 E. 5th Street, Vancouver WA 98661

Tours start promptly at 7:00 pm. Gates open at 6:30 pm. Tours last 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Cost: $10 for ages 16 and over, $7 for all children under the age of 15 year.

  • Not recommended for children under 10
Info and How to Reserve: Call the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center at 360-816-6230.


Staff prepare and light lanterns before another busy lantern tour.

Fort Vancouver Lantern Tours

Did You Know?

Image of O.O. Howard from the New York Historical Society's Civil War Treasures Collection

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