NPS - National Park Service

06/25/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/25/2019 15:07

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Facilities Will Be Open on July 4, 2019

June 25, 2019
Contact:Bob Cromwell, Pearson Air Museum Manager, (360) 816-6253

The National Park Service welcomes you to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site to celebrate Independence Day! Due to the Independence Day at Fort Vancouver event, only visitors who have a disabled parking pass for their cars will be permitted to park on site on July 4, 2019. However, all park facilities, including the Visitor Center, the reconstructed Fort Vancouver, and Pearson Air Museum, will be open to pedestrian access after visitors enter through one of the three security checked gates.

As the fireworks show will not start until 10:05 pm, the park facilities will be open later than usual. Fort Vancouver and Pearson Air Museum will be open 12 pm to 8 pm. The park's Visitor Center will be open from 12 pm to 5 pm. There is no fee to enter the Visitor Center or Pearson Air Museum. Entrance to the reconstructed Fort Vancouver stockade costs $10 for adults; youth ages 15 and under are free. America the Beautiful passes are honored.

The Bookstore at the Visitor Center, operated by the non-profit Friends of Fort Vancouver, will be open from 12 pm to 5 pm, with an extended shop located directly adjacent to the Visitor Center open until 8 pm. The Bookstore offers a wide variety of items related to the site, including books, artwork, jewelry, tea, and snacks.

National Park Service staff and volunteers will be dressed in period costumes throughout the reconstructed fort to help bring the site to life and present the lifeways of the 19th century fur trade. Civil War era and 1930s era US Army reenactors will be located just north of the reconstructed fort. The Visitor Center and Pearson Air Museum will have exhibits and films available for viewing as well.

What:Independence Day at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Learn more about this event, produced by the National Trust, at

Where:Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, including the reconstructed Hudson's Bay Company Fort Vancouver, the Visitor Center, and Pearson Air Museum

When:Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12 pm to 8 pm

Cost:Entrance to the reconstructed Fort Vancouver is $10.00 for adults and free for children 15 and under. All interagency (America the Beautiful) passes are honored. Pearson Air Museum and the Visitor Center are free of charge.