History & Culture

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (NHS) tells the stories of four places: the Hudson's Bay Company's Fort Vancouver, the US Army's Vancouver Barracks, Pearson Field, and the McLoughlin House in Oregon City.

These four sites encompass countless stories - tales of struggle and perseverance, of innovation and conflict, of love and community. Explore the people and places of our national park through the links below.

In the "Collections" section of our website, discover the ways in which the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver NHS preserves these places and stories. Through active archaeology and a thriving museum program, we protect and share the history of this fascinating site.

 
Discover personal stories from our past.

People

Discover personal stories from our past.

Explore the places where history happened

Places

Explore the places where history happened

A man in 1840s clothing playing a violin.

Stories

Read stories from the history of Fort Vancouver and Vancouver Barracks.

Laird & Lee Soldiers' Diary from 1918 from the Fort Vancouver museum collection

Collections

Discover archaeology and artifacts at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

A historic Army discharge document.

Research

Learn how to research using the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site museum collection and read online resources for researchers.

Last updated: December 21, 2020

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Mailing Address:

612 E Reserve St
Vancouver , WA 98661

Phone:

(360) 816-6230

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