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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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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Field Trips at Fort Vancouver

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

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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.

Image of census document listing Monimia Travers.

The Manumission of Monimia Travers

In 1851, Monimia Travers, an enslaved woman, was freed at Vancouver Barracks. Learn more about her story.

Last updated: February 16, 2018

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Mailing Address:

612 E Reserve St
Vancouver , WA 98661

Phone:

(360) 816-6230

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