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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Women at Fort Vancouver

Learn more about the women who lived at Fort Vancouver.

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.

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!

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Field Trips: Visit Us in Person!

Are you an educator? Learn more about bringing students to Fort Vancouver!

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.

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Museum Collection

Learn what the 2.9 million artifacts in our museum collection can tell us about the past.

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Outdoor Activities

Learn more about outdoor activities and trails at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

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Building a Better National Park

Through infrastructure projects, we're working to make Fort Vancouver NHS more welcoming and accessible. Learn more here!

Last updated: March 5, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

800 Hatheway Road, Bldg 722
Vancouver, WA 98661


360 816-6230

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