AAA Editor Notes
Vancouver National Historic Reserve encompasses nearly a dozen sites; a visitor center is at 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd. Collectively these sites represent the settlement of the Vancouver area from the mid-19th century to the present.
The upper portion of the reserve includes the reconstructed Fort Vancouver, Vancouver Barracks, the Pearson Air Museum and Officers Row. The lower portion is made up of the Water Resources Education Center, Waterfront Park, Kaiser Shipyard Overlook, Old Apple Tree Park and a section of Discovery Trail. The Vancouver Land Bridge, a pedestrian bridge designed by Johnpaul Jones with assistance from Maya Lin, spans SR 14 and connects the reserve's two sections. Seven installations along the way commemorate the 1804-06 Lewis and Clark Expedition. A series of guided Lantern Tours is offered October through February; reservations are required.
Guided tours are available.