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Vancouver, Washington

Uncovering the Hidden at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Trek through the Pacific Northwest's premier historical archaeological site to see what secrets lie beneath our feet.

Join us for a special walking tour of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, the Pacific Northwest's premier historical archaeological site. With national park rangers as your guides, discover the 19th century history of the fur trading fort, and the modern-day archaeology that has uncovered revealing and intriguing hints as to what life was like there.

This tour will focus on the archaeological remains of the Fort Vancouver Village, a culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhood of hundreds of Hudson's Bay Company employees. The tour will also discuss changes to the landscape over time, and will include a trip to the oldest apple tree in the Northwest and the banks of the Columbia River.



  • This tour will take place entirely outdoors, rain or shine.
  • We will cover a distance of approximately a mile and a half.
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes and protection for either rainy or sunny weather.
  • Restroom access will be limited.
  • Meet in the parking lot at the reconstructed Fort Vancouver.
  • This event is free, but space is limited. Please remember to RSVP.

Email Larissa at larissa.hayden@atlasobscura.com.

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