Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
1501 E Evergreen Blvd
Fort Vancouver began as a Hudson's Bay Company fur trading outpost in 1824. In 1846 it became part of the newly created Oregon Territory of the United States. In 1849, the U.S. Army constructed barracks near the trading post. Army life continued there even after the original fort burned down.
Officers Row and U.S. Army barracks buildings are located in or adjacent to the site, although most of these buildings are closed to the public. The site also features a reconstructed version of the original fort.
Replica of Hudson's Bay Company Fort (P14A0406)
Fort Vancouver Barracks (P13A0148)
Fort Vancouver Officers Row (P13A0153)
The Officers Row buildings are off the site and now house private businesses.
Fort Vancouver Pearson Field (P14A0409)
Pearson Field is one of the oldest active airfields in the West, with airplane flights taking place here before World War I. The Army established an airfield here in 1923. In 1937 the Soviet plane ANT-25 and its crew of three landed here at the end of the first trans-polar flight.
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Columbia Gorge, Vancouver, Washington
- Wendy Rose Sculpture, Vancouver, Washington
- South Side Sights, Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington