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.

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Discover our natural history

On May 24, join author Jack Nisbet for two special programs on the history of Scottish naturalist David Douglas at Fort Vancouver.

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Little Learners

Caregivers and children ages 3 - 6 are invited to join us for a preschooler-friendly exploration of history and artifacts at Fort Vancouver!

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19th Century Saber Training Courses

Learn about the history of dragoons at Vancouver Barracks and try your hand at saber work in a hands-on training course!

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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.

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Field Trips at Fort Vancouver

Are you an educator? Learn more about bringing field trip groups to Fort Vancouver here!

Last updated: April 16, 2018

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612 E Reserve St
Vancouver , WA 98661


(360) 816-6230

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