Day 345 of 365…

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Visitor CenterSeveral times during the last 345 days I have shared many different parts of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Fort Vancouver, the Marshall House, The Grant House, etc. I thought, it’s time to share the Visitor Center.

The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Visitor Center is a great local resource for a wealth of historical information. You’ll find a huge selection of books and reference materials about Fort Vancouver and other Pacific NW history. They have a bunch of fun souvenir type things and also some foods and jams from Fort Vancouver. Another benefit are the National Park Service staff. They have a wealth of knowledge and love sharing it with those who come in. While I was there today we all talked about the Hidden Family, the Slocum House and things around the Fort. You can also enjoy a 22-minute film called “One Place Across Time” that is a great warm-up for touring the Historic Site.

In the adjoining room you’ll discover a great interactive walk through room that shares the history of Fort Vancouver, the surrounding grounds and the Hudson’s Bay Company. There are a ton of artifacts that have been recovered from the grounds and some great information about life in the 1800’s here in Vancouver, WA.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Visitor Center is located at 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA and can be reached at 360-816-6230.