Vancouver Information

Vancouver, Washington is located on the north bank of the Columbia River, right across from Portland, Oregon. Vancouver combines the excitement of a major metropolitan area with small-town charm and abundant recreational opportunities. There are numerous attractions in town, including the following:

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
The state's oldest non-Indian settlement, Fort Vancouver thrived as a major center of commerce during the settlement of the Pacific Northwest. The Site offers a variety of opportunities for people of all interests and ages. Whether you prefer a solitary walk along a shaded historic pathway, the company of thousands of people at a special commemorative event, or an activity somewhere in between, Fort Vancouver has a variety of activities to choose from.

Pearson Air Museum
1115 East Fifth Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
The Pearson Air Museum is situated on Pearson Field, one of the nation's oldest operating airfields. At Pearson you will learn about all the aviation milestones that have occurred at this small Vancouver field since 1905. You can check out the world's first bomber or watch an aviation movie of your choice in the theatre. Many other activities are available.

Clark County Historical Museum
1511 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
The Clark County Historical Museum opened on New Year's Eve, 1909, sharing space with Vancouver's first public library. The museum features exhibits and companion programs; the collections include artifacts from the mid-1200s through the late 20th century. A Gift Shop is available, with books and other gift items.

George C. Marshall House
1301 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA
Built in 1886, this Queen Anne Victorian replaced the Grant House as home for the commanding officer of the Department of the Columbia. The Marshall House enjoyed wide popularity in the 1880s and '90s as the center for sophisticated social activities in local military and civic circles. Today, the home is the State of Washington's local office for the Governor. Open for public tours, the house may be reserved for private gatherings, too.