Fort Vancouver National Historic Site


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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Address:612 E Reserve St
Vancouver, WA 98661

Phone:360-816-6230
Phone: 800-832-3599;
Web: www.nps.gov/fova/
Size: 209 acres.
Established: Authorized as a national monument on June 19, 1948; changed to a national historic site on June 30, 1961.
Location:In the city of Vancouver, Washington, just east of I-5 on East Evergreen Blvd.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Guided tours, living history demonstrations.
Special Features:From 1825 to 1849, Fort Vancouver was the western headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company's fur trading operations. Under the leadership of Dr. John McLoughlin, often called the "Father of Oregon," the fort became the center of political, cultural, commercial, and manufacturing activities in the Pacific Northwest. When American pioneers arrived in the Oregon Country during the 1830s and 1840s, they came to Fort Vancouver for supplies to begin their farms. The McLoughlin House, where Dr. McLoughlin lived from 1847 to 1857, in Oregon City has been fully restored and is maintained as a unit of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

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"Fort Vancouver National Historic Site welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world," said Superintendent Tracy Fortmann.
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Participants who successfully complete both the Basic 1 and Basic 2 training courses will have the opportunity to volunteer at living history events and programs at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
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