From American Indian inhabitants to immigrants from the American Midwest; from Orkney Island laborers to African American Buffalo Soldiers; from Hawaiian sailors to French Canadian voyageurs, people have played an integral role in shaping the site's history.

Learn more about people in our past through the linked pages below.

Costumed 19th century re-enactors demonstrate a historic dance

The Hudson's Bay Company

Discover the history of Hudson's Bay Company employees at Fort Vancouver from 1824-1860.

Costumed re-enactors dressed as 19th century US Army soldiers ride horses at Fort Vancouver NHS

The US Army

Explore the daily lives of the US Army's officers, enlisted men, and their families at Vancouver Barracks.

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.

Photo portrait of man in military uniform

Pearson Field

Learn about the daring pilots of Pearson Field, one of the nation's oldest continuously operating airfields.



Loading results...

    Last updated: August 11, 2020

    Park footer

    Contact Info

    Mailing Address:

    800 Hatheway Road, Bldg 722
    Vancouver , WA 98661


    360 816-6230

    Contact Us

    Stay Connected