Christmas at Fort Vancouver 2009



WHAT: Christmas at Fort Vancouver

WHERE: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington

WHEN: Saturday, December 12—check each venue below for time and fees.


Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1001 E. 5th Street, Vancouver 10:00 a.m.-3:00p.m., $5/family, $3 per adult, free for children 15 years of age and younger

10:00 a.m.-3:00p.m. Cultural Demonstrations:Blacksmithing and Victorian Handcrafts

10:00 a.m. Christmas Caroling by the Madrigal Singers

10:30-12:00 p.m. Roving Christmas Caroling by the Madrigal Singers & Photo Opportunity

10:00a.m. -3:00 p.m. 1840's Holiday Hands On Activities: Toy Making, Potpourri, Wreath Making, Victorian Holiday Crafts, Holiday Stories and Readings, Festive Holiday Beverages, Holiday Music

1:30 p.m. Historic Weapons Program: Hunting on Christmas Day

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Visitor Center and Gift Shop, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No admission fee.

1840’s Children’s Games. Cider and cookies.

Christmas at Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. 5th Street, Vancouver, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., 360.694.7026.

Bring your camera and have your photo taken with Santa in a vintage Ryan monoplane; Do your holiday shopping for unique aviation-related gifts at the Pearson Gift Shop. Admission: $7/adults, $5/ child

Christmas at the Marshall House, 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00p.m., 360.693.3103 No admission fee.

Meet Don Lonsbrough, artist of the "Christmas at the Marshall House" ornament, Holiday Celtic harp music performed by Phillipe Litzler, 11am-1pm, Holiday Shopping, Children’s holiday stories and treats! Take family photos in front of a Victorian Christmas Tree.

Restaurant at the Historic Reserve, 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa. Reservations 360.906.1101

Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., 360-487-7111, Free.

Enjoy an afternoon of activities centered on re-cycled & re-purposed materials for holiday gifts.

Background: The Vancouver National Historic Reserve brings together a national park, a premier archaeological site, the region's first military post, an international fur trade emporium, one of the oldest operating airfields, the first national historic site west of the Mississippi River, and a waterfront trail and environmental center on the banks of the Columbia River. The partners of the Reserve teach visitors about the fur trade, early military life, natural history, and pioneers in aviation, all within the context of Vancouver’s role in regional and national development. The Reserve's vast array of public programs -- including living history events, festivals, cultural demonstrations, exhibits, active archaeology, and other special activities -- create a dynamic, fun, and unique tourist destination for people of all ages.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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