Historic Sites in Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, Washington's rich history spans from the Lewis & Clark expedition in 1806, when Meriwether Lewis had the wisdom to characterize the area as "the only desired situation for settlement west of the Rocky Mountains."
Fortunately for history buffs, Vancouver hasn't forgotten its past. Our historic attractions, museums, and parks will take you back to learn and, in some cases, even relive some exciting times. You'll find plenty of fascinating ways to experience our roots from the Native American fur trade days, to the settlement of Fort Vancouver, to the establishment of one of the oldest cities in the State of Washington.