Vancouver, WA 98661
Nestled snugly today in the Vancouver/Portland metropolitan area and enveloped by its highway, rail, air, and maritime commercial networks, Fort Vancouver is a gem of a park whose story as an economic and cultural center - told, in part,through engaging programs and a world-class archaeology collection - fascinatingly portends that of the modern-day Pacific Northwest.
Hours + Fees
Fort Vancouver NHS, including the McLoughlin House unit in Oregon City, Oregon, is open to the public and offers a variety of programs and exhibits.
Fort Vancouver: The park is open to visitors 360 days each year. The park is closed each year on January 1, November 25, and December 24, 25, and 31.
The park's operating hours change two times each year when Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins and ends.
In 2006, the park's summer hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and begin on April 2, 2006.
In 2006-7, the park's winter hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and begin on October 29, 2006.
In 2007, the park's summer hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and begin on March 11, 2007.
McLoughlin House: The McLoughlin House and adjacent Barclay House are open for visitation five days a week, Wednesday through Saturday (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sunday (from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.). Tours start at the Barclay House. The houses are closed on major holidays, for nearly two weeks at the end of the calendar year, and during each January. Please contact the park at 503-656-5151 for more information.
Map + Directions
Driving directions to Fort Vancouver
Take the Mill Plain Boulevard exit (Exit 1-C) and head east. Turn south onto Fort Vancouver Way. At the traffic circle, go east on Evergreen Boulevard and follow signs to the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center. The reconstructed fort site is south of the visitor center - follow the park road that connects the visitor center parking lot to the fort parking lot.
Go west on Highway 14 about six miles, then take I-5 north. From I-5, take the Mill Plain Boulevard exit (Exit 1-C) and head east. Turn south onto Fort Vancouver Way. At the traffic circle, go east on Evergreen Boulevard and follow signs to the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center (1501 E. Evergreen Blvd.) The reconstructed fort site is south of the visitor center - follow the park road which connects the visitor center parking lot to the fort parking lot.
Driving Directions to the McLoughlin House
The McLoughlin House is located at 713 Center Street, between 7th and 8th streets, in Oregon City, Oregon. It is less than four blocks east of U.S. Highway 99 E and about nine blocks from I-205 (exit 9). Directional signs are located throughout Oregon City. The house stands in McLoughlin Park, next to the historic home of Dr. Forbes Barclay at 719 Center Street.