Fort Vancouver National Historic Site reopens after COVID closure

The stockade at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington

Photos by Cheryl Landes

The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site reopened on October 20 after being closed for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hours are limited, as is some capacities.

The visitor center is open on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free.

The reconstructed fort and Pearson Air Museum are open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 25 percent capacity. Some of the buildings inside the stockade are open. Others can be viewed through the doorways.

Admission to the fort is $10 per person for a seven-day pass and free for the Pearson Air Museum.

The grounds, outdoor trails, and Fort Vancouver Garden are open from dawn to dusk, and admission is free.

All parking lots, except the one at the Pearson Air Museum, are open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The gates at the visitor center and Fort Vancouver parking lots close promptly at 4 p.m. The Pearson Air Museum’s lot is open from dawn to dusk.

Visitors must wear masks and practice distancing.

For more information and updates, visit Fort Vancouver’s COVID-19 page.

The Pearson Air Museum at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington

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