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 »
General Guidelines for Special Events
Special events - such as public spectator attractions, entertainment, ceremonies, and encampments - may be permitted by the park when, in the determination of park staff:
However, a permit must be denied if, in the eyes of park officials, the event would:
Please note that the National Park Service will not permit the public staging of special events that are:
NOTE: While many types of special events may have a meaningful association with Fort Vancouver NHS's purpose, many do not require a national park setting, and the park looks to the plethora of community resources to accommodate them. Large events, such as concert and festival-style events, are best suited to other community venues, not the grounds of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
In addition to these general guidelines applicable to all units of the National Park System, there are also specific site regulations that may be applicable to your prospective use.
Did You Know?
Did you know that a number of U.S. Army generals served at Fort Vancouver NHS’s Vancouver Barracks early in their careers? The list includes Generals Oliver O. Howard, George C. Marshall, Ulysses S. Grant, George B. McClellan, Phillip Sheridan, William T. Sherman, Omar Bradley and George Pickett. More...