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This reconstructed fort is an ongoing archaeological expedition that allows visitors to watch & interact. You can take a guided tour (recommended for your first visit) and get to know the buildings & their history. Locals volunteer to be reenactors in the various settings, which is particularly fun during special events like candlelight tours & ghost stories.
Most of the buildings (jail, lookout post, fur prep room, general store, blacksmith, kitchen, main house, carpenter, counting room) have hands-on props and activities; all have detailed stories posted about former residents of the fort.
The fort is part of the National Parks service so there is a small fee ($5/family, good for 7 days), but it is quite worth it for a look into our town's history.
Written Jan 2, 2006
Address: 612 E. Reserve Street
Pearson Air Museum is located in the heart of Vancouver's National
Historic Reserve at 1115 E 5th, Vancouver, WA 9866.
Unfortunately it was closed when I visited the nearby fort.
But I could admire the beautiful DC-3 displayed outside.
Written Sep 11, 2005
Fort Vancouver was established in 1825 and operated as the administrative headquarters for the Hudson's Bay Company. Located on the north bank of the Columbia River, the fort became a collection point for furs being shipped to London. However, it wasn't just about furs! The fort also had a trade store, sawmill, grist mill, dairy and shops. There were also agricultual and livestock pursuits. Interestingly, Fort Vancouver was known as the "New York of the West".
Tour the reconstructed Fort. There are living history demonstrations in the kitchen, blacksmith shop, carpenter shop and bakehouse. My favorite tour is the Chief Factor's house.
Entrance fee is $5.00 for familes ($3 for an individual). These fees allows you to come and go for 7 days.
We usually take one hour to tour, but if you are a first-timer, plan on two hours.
There are a range of activities throughout the summer.
Updated Mar 30, 2004
Address: Evergreen Blvd.
This is and active volcano which had quite an erruption about 20 years ago. There are some great outlooks and its an easy road to drive. You can still see the damage done by the erruption and there are great views of the volcano. good wildlife sightings as well.
Written Oct 19, 2003
Fort Vancouver is an old 19th Century Fort built for the Hudson Bay Company. It protected ships and carovans from local Native American tribes. On the premises are the fort and a nice garden. Cost for admission is $3. It is ran by the National Park Service.
Written Jun 3, 2003
Address: E. Reserve Street
Vancouver is not a big town and there isn't much there but Fort Vancouver is interesting to see.
This is a restored fort that was originally built by the British as a trading post. Many of the old buildings have been rebuilt and there are people there to demonstrate what life was like in the mid 19th century.
Written Aug 24, 2002
Address: On the banks of the Columbia, near the I5 bridge.
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