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.

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!

A woman holding a metal artifact and smiling at the camera.
Uncovering Oregon's Chinese Heritage

On June 3, join archaeologist Chelsea Rose for a presentation on the Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project.

Hawaiians at Fort Vancouver
Hawaiians at Fort Vancouver

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Explore the fascinating history of Hawaiians who worked at Fort Vancouver.

A photo of Louis Lee, a Chinese American photographer, in the 1940s.
Asian Americans at Fort Vancouver NHS

Discover stories of Asian Americans who visited, lived in, or worked at Fort Vancouver and Vancouver Barracks.

A Chinese American woman dressed as a pilot.
Pilot Leah Hing Flew at Pearson Field

Discover the story of Leah Hing, the first US-born Chinese American woman to earn a pilot's license.

A park ranger greets visitors at the Fort Vancouver Contact Station.
Visiting Fort Vancouver NHS in Summer

Planning a summertime visit to Fort Vancouver NHS? See our top recommendations and find the answers to frequently asked questions.

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.

A photo of a cameo ring.
Museum Collection

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

A meadow with lupines blooming on a sunny day. Pearson Air Museum is in the background.
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: May 24, 2023

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800 Hatheway Road, Bldg 722
Vancouver, WA 98661


360 816-6230

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