During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities. Please read on to learn more about current closures and what is currently available at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (NHS).
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What Can I Do at Fort Vancouver NHS?
Get Outdoors!Fort Vancouver NHS's grounds and trails are a great place to walk, jog, bike, picnic, watch the sun set or rise, and exercise your pets! Grounds and trails are open from dawn to dusk.
Please be advised that powered skateboards and scooters are not allowed at the national park. The use of roller skates, skateboards, roller skis, coasting vehicles, or similar devices are allowed on paved trails where pedestrian traffic is allowed, but are not allowed inside the Fort Vancouver Garden. Read more about what activities are allowed at Fort Vancouver NHS here.
If you are bringing a pet to the national park, please follow our BARK Rules. More information about bringing pets to Fort Vancouver NHS can be found here.
Walking Fort Vancouver's trails is a great way to get exercise and discover our local history! Learn more about trails and outdoor activities at Fort Vancouver NHS here.
See What's GrowingA dedicated team of volunteers has continued to safely care for the Fort Vancouver Garden throughout the pandemic. Stroll the garden paths, see what's growing, and watch for birds, butterflies, and bees! The garden is open from dawn to dusk. Learn more about the Garden here.
If you visit the garden, please stay on paths, do not bring your pets into the garden (service animals are allowed), do not ride bicycles, skateboards or scooters in the garden, and please do not pick produce or flowers.
Support the Friends of Fort VancouverYou can support the Friends of Fort Vancouver, a local nonprofit that supports the educational mission of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, by shopping online on their website.
If you are planning to spend time on the grounds of the national park, for your safety and the safety of others, do the following:
Good to Know
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Last updated: November 17, 2020