Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Discover the history of the fur trade and the European settlement in the Pacific Northwest at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. This unique spot preserves the tales of the Native Americans, fur traders, soldiers, and settlers who lived and worked in the region. As you walk through the reconstructed military and fur-trading forts, fascinating exhibits bring their stories to life. Although this once-remote outpost is now surrounded by the bustling city of Vancouver, Washington, the historic buildings and beautiful grounds transport you back in time.

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Things To Do Near Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is a collection of several different sites. Three — the reconstructed Fort Vancouver, the Vancouver Barracks, and Pearson Air Museum — are located close together in Vancouver, Washington. The McLoughlin House is in Oregon City, about 25 miles south. The beautiful Columbia River and the city of Portland are close by, ensuring that you're always close to outdoor adventure, fantastic food, and plenty of shopping.

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How To Get To Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

If you're coming from Portland or Seattle, get on I-5 toward Vancouver. Take exit 1-C and drive east on Mill Plain Boulevard. Almost immediately, you'll see signs for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site; follow them to the entrance on the south side of the road.


1501 E Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661

Fee: Visitor Center entry fee $0

Fee: Fort Vancouver entry fee (per person 16+) $10.0

Fee: Fort Vancouver entry fee (per person age 15 and under) $0

With its many fascinating attractions, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site can keep you busy for a full day or two. The stunning natural landscapes of the Pacific Northwest are close by as well. That's why an RV offers the perfect way to enjoy the scenery and squeeze in a few outdoor adventures during your vacation.