Fort Vancouver National Historic Site facilities will be open on July 4

As the fireworks show will not start until 10:05 p.m., the park facilities will be open later than usual

VANCOUVER — The National Park Service welcomes area residents 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. 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.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site facilities will be open on July 4
The National Park Service welcomes area residents to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site to celebrate Independence Day. As the fireworks show will not start until 10:05 p.m., the park facilities will be open later than usual. Photo courtesy of The Historic Trust

As the fireworks show will not start until 10:05 p.m., the park facilities will be open later than usual. Fort Vancouver and Pearson Air Museum will be open noon to 8 p.m. The park’s Visitor Center will be open from noon to 5 p.m. 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 nonprofit Friends of Fort Vancouver, will be open from noon to 5 p.m., with an extended shop located directly adjacent to the Visitor Center open until 8 p.m. The Bookstore offers a wide variety of items related to the site, including books, artwork, jewelry, tea, and snacks.

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