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The official Instagram of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

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It’s a perfect day to explore Fort Vancouver! Join us today at 2 pm in the fort’s Counting House for Little Learners, a program designed for kids ages 3-6 and their caregivers. We will be reading a story, looking at archaeological artifacts, and taking a walk to the Land Bridge! #VanWA #FortVancouver #FindYourPark
‪It’s a beautiful evening at Fort Vancouver! Join us until 10 pm for Campfires & Candlelight! ‬
Campfires & Candlelight is happening now! Join us until 10 pm!
In 1851, Oregon Trail emigrant John S. Zeiber wrote in his diary about the "fine grape vines loaded with fruit" growing on the porch of the Chief Factor's House at Fort Vancouver. Today, these vines are maintained by a team of @nationalparkservice volunteers! 🍇 #VanWA #FindYourPark #FortVancouver
Beat the heat today in our Visitor Center! Check out cool art exhibits, watch our park films in our air conditioned theater, and peruse the Friends of Fort Vancouver bookstore to find your next summer read! #FindYourPark #VanWA
Happy Buffalo Soldiers Day! National park’s throughout the United States - including Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - are honored to preserve, share, and celebrate the history of Buffalo Soldiers! Check out @nationalparkservice ’s Instagram story today to learn more about parks that share these stories! Learn more about Buffalo Soldiers at Vancouver Barracks at http://go.nps.gov/q0s8y0 #buffalosoldiers #firstrangers #fortvancouver #vancouverbarracks
‪It’s going to be a beautiful day at #FortVancouver ! #VanWA #FindYourPark
It’s going to be a beautiful summer day at Fort Vancouver! Check out our Instagram Story to see more shots from the garden this morning! 🌻 #FortVancouver #FindYourPark #VanWA
Tomorrow, July 7, at 2 pm at the Visitor Center, join local artist Amy Kapuanani Antonio-Claussen for a discussion of her new exhibit, “Nā Kanaka: A Contemporary Look at Hawaiians in the Fur Trade”! 🌺 #Hawaii #Hawaiian #HawaiianArt #VanWA
We’re getting ready for tomorrow’s Kids Dig! Tomorrow’s program is FULL, but if you know an 8-12 year old who would like to try their hand at archaeology, there is still room in our July 7 and July 28 programs! Call (360) 816-6250 for more information and to reserve your spot! #archaeology #archeology #FindYourPark #VanWA
Check out these giant cabbages growing in the Fort Vancouver garden! 🌿 #garden #FindYourPark #FortVancouver
Summer campers are arriving today! Middle schoolers participating in this free week long overnight camp, offered in partnership with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, will be spending the next two nights inside the fort, where the Bachelors Quarters was located in the 1840s. ⛺️ #summercamp #FindYourPark #FortVancouver #VanWA
This “breakfast cup” (slightly larger than a teacup) was found by @nationalparkservice archaeologists at Fort Vancouver. It’s pattern is called “Warwick” and it was manufactured by the British Spode company between 1847 and 1860. #FortVancouver #archeology #archaeology
Sometimes Fort Vancouver National Historic Site can feel like a natural oasis in the middle of the bustling city of Vancouver. Check out what we spotted blooming along the Spruce Mill Trail! #vanwa #findyourpark #nationalparks
‪Looking forward to tomorrow’s royal wedding? This 1840 engraving showing the wedding of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert hangs in the Chief Factor’s House mess hall at Fort Vancouver. Many employees and officers of the Hudson’s Bay Company were British subjects, and the historic engravings on display at the house represent the ties between Great Britain and far-flung outposts like Fort Vancouver. #FortVancouver #VanWA #royalwedding #victorian
As the days get longer and warmer, why not come sit for a spell in the gorgeous #FortVancouver garden? 🌿 #VanWA #FindYourPark
This early 20th century Bayer aspirin bottle was found by @nationalparkservice archaeologists at Vancouver Barracks. The multicolored patina comes from imperfections in the glass breaking down as the bottle aged underground. #archeology #archaeology #VanWA #VancouverBarracks
Smells like lunchtime in the #FortVancouver kitchen! Our volunteer chef is cooking up chicken stew and fried potatoes with kale! Yum! #FindYourPark #vanwa
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