For the Vancouver National Historic Reserve, archaeology and the collections it creates have a special significance. The material culture, both in the site's collection and still in situ, is what remains of the original sites and their inhabitants. Archaeological artifacts and features are often the primary resources for reconstructing and interpreting the site. Vancouver's role in regional history is reflected in the enormity of the archaeological resources here.
To share the "underground" legacy of this site, we have developed a Public Archaeology Program that includes educational opportunities, special tours, and lectures.
Learn more about archaeology and cultural resources at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site here!