Located on the north bank of the Columbia River in the heart of the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is a national park and urban oasis with a rich cultural past. Established in 1948 to preserve the site of the original Hudson's Bay stockade, the park features four unique sites that highlight the rich cultural history of the Pacific Northwest.
These sites include a reconstructed British fur trade fort, where visitors can experience the life of a fur trapper, historic buildings from the US Army's Vancouver Barracks, and the history and magic of flight at the Pearson Air Museum. The park also boasts a network of walking trails that visitors can use to explore the landscape and enjoy beautiful views of the snow-capped peaks in the distance. A modern visitors center presents a variety of informative exhibits, displays and hands-on activities, and information about the park’s four sites, as well as a short film about the history of the area, a bookstore, and a display of artwork by local American Indian artists.
1001 E 5th St, Vancouver, WA 98661, 360-816-6232
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