Lantern Tours at Fort Vancouver Highlight History After Dark

Upcoming dates:
  • February 22
  • February 29
  • March 14
  • March 21
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See Fort Vancouver in a whole new light…by lantern! The Fort Vancouver National Historic site will again be offering its popular Lantern Tours series for the 2019-2020 season. These popular guided tours lead participants on an after-dark experience through either the reconstructed Fort Vancouver or the historic Vancouver Barracks.

As in past years, each adult attending the program will carry their own candle lantern and tour with a Park Ranger through the reconstructed fort’s Counting House, Fur Store, Chief Factor’s House, Kitchen, and Bake House. Peek into the past with vignettes by costumed interpreters and learn about your urban national park then and now. These vignettes transport the visitor back in time to exhibit what life was like at Fort Vancouver in the 1840s.

Lantern Tours: An Evening at the Fort take place inside the Fort Vancouver stockade. All Lantern Tours take place at least partially outdoors and will occur rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather.

Lantern Tours: An Evening at the Fort Dates:

November 23, 2019

November 30, 2019

December 21, 2019

December 28, 2019

January 18, 2020

January 25, 2020

February 22, 2020

February 29, 2020

March 14, 2020

March 21, 2020

Admission is $25 per adult, and $10 per youth. All tours begin at 7:30 PM and are by prepaid reservations only; reservations for lantern tours are open now. All reservations are required to be booked online at Friends of Fort Vancouver.

Reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable to another date. Due to program length, Lantern Tours are not recommended for children under the age of 10.

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