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.

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.

A black and white drawing of George Washington Bush, an African American man.

Black History at Fort Vancouver

Discover the stories of George Washington Créol and George Bush, who worked at Fort Vancouver.

A ranger holding furs in the Fur Store at Fort Vancouver.

Start planning your visit

Learn about operating hours, fees and passes, current conditions, permits, and more!

Scrub jay at the Vancouver Barracks bandstand.

Birds

Learn more about birds and birding at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

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.

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.

A man in 1840s clothing playing a violin.

Stories

Read stories from the history of Fort Vancouver and Vancouver Barracks.

Last updated: January 20, 2022

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Mailing Address:

800 Hatheway Road, Bldg 722
Vancouver , WA 98661

Phone:

360 816-6230

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