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.

Photo of an African American soldier.

The Journey of Moses Williams

On February 29, discover the fascinating story of Buffalo Soldier Moses Williams.

Photo by Christopher Communications

Experience the park after dark!

Join us for a special evening Lantern Tour of Fort Vancouver!

A group of visitors stands in front of the a white house on a sunny day.

Rehabilitation of the McLoughlin House

Stay up to date on this major rehabilitation project on our blog!

A crowd gathered inside the Visitor Center.

Start your journey here

Make the Visitor Center your first stop at Fort Vancouver. Meet a ranger, learn about the park, and browse our gift shop.

Painting of a man wearing traditional regalia.

Experience Nez Perce Art

"Kevin Peters: Redefining Past and Present" is now on view at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center.

NPS photo by Troy Wayrynen

Take a virtual tour!

Experience the Fort Vancouver Virtual Reality project, and explore history from home.

Portrait of Eloisa McLoughlin

Who lived here?

Discover the stories of the men and women who lived and worked at Fort Vancouver and Vancouver Barracks.

Sepia-toned photograph of two women in a photography studio in the late 19th century.

Donations to our museum collection

Learn more about donating items to our museum collection in this handy FAQ.

Last updated: February 12, 2020

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612 E Reserve St
Vancouver , WA 98661


(360) 816-6230

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