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 garland hanging over a doorway at Fort Vancouver.

A Fort Vancouver Christmas

Learn about the history of holiday celebrations, and discover how you can celebrate the holidays Fort Vancouver-style!

A woman in 1840s clothing talking to a group of students at Fort Vancouver.

Distance Learning at Fort Vancouver

Are you a teacher? Find out how to take your students on a "Virtual Field Trip" of Fort Vancouver here!

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.

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.

Last updated: November 30, 2021

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800 Hatheway Road, Bldg 722
Vancouver , WA 98661


360 816-6230

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