Stargazing at Fort Vancouver
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Stargazing at Fort Vancouver

August 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm UTC-7

Join members of the Rose City Astronomers and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers for a unique stargazing experience at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. This family friendly event will provide participants with stunning views of the night sky captured through modern telescopes. Play historically accurate 1840s games, enjoy hearty meals, and sleep under the stars within the historic fort.

This event starts at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and ends at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Register online for the Fort Vancouver Stargazing Overnighter


Quick Facts:

  • Bring your own tent
    • Maximum of four people per tent
  • Dinner and continental breakfast are included
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult

Questions? Contact Johnie Tucker at 360-487-7096.

We need volunteers! All volunteers must be 16 or older and will be provided with premier volunteer parking, t-shirt, meal, beverages, and limited overnight camping. Shifts are available on both Saturday and Sunday.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I pay for this event when I arrive on August 18?
No. Everyone must be registered ahead of time.

Q: Will I have access to power?
Power will be available in an emergency situation.

Q: Can I bring an animal?
Pets are not allowed inside the reconstructed fort. Certified guide animals are the exception. Please refer to Fort Vancouver NPS’s webpage on pets.

Q: Can I bring my own food and beverage?
We will provide participants with dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. However, you can bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages if you wish. Do not bring any cooking devices.

Q: What if I want to attend the evening and morning portions of this event without staying overnight?
Participants must be willing to stay for the duration of the event.

Q: Can I come and go during the event?
No. If you need access to your car, staff will be available to escort you.

Q: Will I be able to explore the buildings inside the fort?
Some, but not all, buildings inside the fort will be open for viewing.

Q: What if I have a tent that’s larger than 10×10?
You may purchase more than one camp site if you wish and place a larger tent on it. However, each site will be limited to a 10×10 section.

Thank You to Our Sponsor

For three decades, Evergreen Home Loans has served local neighborhoods with affordable home loan products while focusing exclusively on home lending. They are also passionate about giving back. As much as possible, Evergreen’s family of associates contributes their time, money, and resources to change the world.

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August 18, 2018
5:30 pm
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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
1001 E. 5th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661 United States
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