Discover the Story of the Pacific Northwest

Located on the north bank of the Columbia River, in sight of snowy mountain peaks and a vibrant urban landscape, this park has a rich cultural past. From a frontier fur trading post, to a powerful military legacy, the magic of flight, and the origin of the American Pacific Northwest, history is shared at four unique sites. Discover stories of transition, settlement, conflict, and community.

Pink flowers blooming in front of the Chief Factor's House.

Summer at Fort Vancouver NHS!

Check out our Top 10 List of fun summer activities at Fort Vancouver NHS, and get started planning your next visit!

A Chinese man wearing traditional dress in a portrait studio, ca. 1890.

The 1880s at Vancouver Barracks

This summer, tour an outdoor exhibit, join a walking tour, and read online articles to learn about Vancouver Barracks in the 1880s!

A park ranger standing outside Fort Vancouver with a group of children.

Summer Fun at Fort Vancouver

Find the answers to frequently asked questions about having fun at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in the summertime.

A dog on a leash at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Bringing pets to Fort Vancouver NHS

Fort Vancouver NHS is a great place to get exercise and have fun with your pet! Learn more here.

A pink flower blooms in the Fort Vancouver Garden.

The Garden at Fort Vancouver

Spring and summer are great times to visit the Fort Vancouver Garden! Learn about the history of the garden and how to visit it here.

Black and white photo of soldiers on the Vancouver Barracks Parade Ground.

Museum Collection

Learn what the 2.1 million artifacts in our museum collection can tell us about the past.

Last updated: July 1, 2021

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612 E Reserve St
Vancouver , WA 98661


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