Fort Vancouver From Home

Photo of leafy garden in front of Fort Vancouver

NPS Photo / Junelle Lawry


Can't visit Fort Vancouver National Historic Site right now? No problem! Check out these resources to learn about Fort Vancouver, Vancouver Barracks, Pearson Field, and the McLoughlin family from the comfort of your home!


At-Home Activities

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    Learn About Kids at Fort Vancouver

    Two colored in pages with scenes from Fort Vancouver.
    Coloring Pages

    Learn about Fort Vancouver by coloring these fun and educational pages!

    Young people in 1840s style clothing dancing in the Counting House.
    Kids of Fort Vancouver

    Fort Vancouver was home to lots of kids! Learn about some of them in this series of articles written for young audiences.


    Online Experiences

    A camera crew films a group of men sitting at the Chief Factor's House table.
    Multimedia Presentations

    Watch videos and films, read online books, and listen to podcasts about Fort Vancouver and local history.

    The Fur Store at Fort Vancouver.
    Virtual Experiences

    Take a walk through Fort Vancouver and experience the park's museum collection - virtually!


    Read About Local History

    • Costumed 19th century re-enactors demonstrate a historic dance
      The Hudson's Bay Company

      Discover the history of Hudson's Bay Company employees at Fort Vancouver from 1824-1860.

    • Costumed re-enactors dressed as 19th century US Army soldiers ride horses at Fort Vancouver NHS
      The US Army

      Explore the daily lives of the US Army's officers, enlisted men, and their families at Vancouver Barracks.

    • Photo portrait of man in military uniform
      Pearson Field

      Learn about the daring pilots of Pearson Field, one of the nation's oldest continuously operating airfields.

    • Photo of African American soldier.
      Buffalo Soldiers at Vancouver Barracks

      Learn more about the fascinating story of Company B of the Twenty-fourth U.S. Infantry Regiment, who arrived at Vancouver Barracks in 1899.

    • Discover the Park's Museum Collection
      Discover the Park's Museum Collection

      Explore Fort Vancouver's museum collection of two million archaeological and historic artifacts.

    • Image of a woman working at an archaeological site.

      Learn more about archaeology at Fort Vancouver.

    Last updated: April 13, 2021

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