Fort Vancouver National Historic Site | Visitor Centre a powerful military legacy
Stronghold Vancouver was a nineteenth-century hide general store that was the base camp of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Columbia Department, situated in the Pacific Northwest. Named for Captain George Vancouver, the stronghold was situated on the northern bank of the Columbia River in present-day Vancouver, Washington. Fort Vancouver was separated from the Army’s barracks and became a national monument in 1948. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site also includes the McLoughlin House Unit in Oregon City, Oregon.
The stronghold was a significant focus of the territorial hide exchanging. Consistently exchanging merchandise and supplies from London showed up either through ships cruising to the Pacific Ocean or overland from Hudson Bay by means of the York Factory Express. Supplies and exchange products were traded with plenty of Indigenous societies for hiding pelts. Hides from Fort Vancouver were regularly transported to the Chinese port of Guangzhou, where they were exchanged for Chinese produced merchandise available to be purchased in the United Kingdom.
At its apex, Fort Vancouver watched north of 34 stations, 24 ports, six boats, and 600 representatives. Today, a full-scale reproduction of the fortification, with inside structures, has been built and is available to people in general as Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. This Site is one of only a few urban national parks in the nation. At present, the Site hosts more than a million visitors and school children each year.
Close by Activities
The Visitor Centre is situated close to an outside kids’ jungle gym, the Visitor Centre Annex, and open-air cookout regions. It was a 19th-century fur trading post that was the headquarters of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Columbia Department.
The Visitor Centre is additionally situated across the road from Officers’ Row, a noteworthy line of homes once involved by officials from Vancouver Barracks and presently overseen by the City of Vancouver and The Historic Trust.
Friends of Fort Vancouver Bookstore
The book shop at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Centre is worked by the Friends of Fort Vancouver, an authority non-benefit accomplice of the National Park Service devoted to supporting the instructive mission of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.