Had never heard of Fort Clatsop before, but had some free time in Astoria and decided to try to find it. They have recreated the fort on its original site. The visitor center had a great movie and interesting displays. There are also hiking trails of varying lengths and difficulties.
Very nice visit to museum and informative film. Interesting re-creation of the buildings. Nice gift shop and facilities. Parking close and convenient. Great paths through beautiful green area, a short walk to buildings. Enjoyed visiting with the dog and his ranger-handler.
Such a great place to take the kids! Make sure you check in with the gift shop! Kids can earn a Jr ranger badge when you visit different historical sites while in the area!
The fort is a replica of a fort built by Lewis & Clark to house them and their company for the winter before returning to the east. The museum/visitors center was very interesting. They show a twenty minute film about the winter spent there. This, along with the visitors center at Cape Disappointment, tell a lot about the Lewis and... 更多
Be sure to walk all around the Fort and talk with the Rangers. Some are re-enactors, happy to explain the history of the Fort and show you the way of life there long, long ago.
We visited the fort on our way back to Portland, and had the pleasure of walking out the short distance from the visitor center to the replica of the fort with a forest ranger who gave us great information on the fort and its inhabitants (Lewis and Clark, Charbonneau and Sacagawea, and others), and even taught us how to pronounce... 更多
A replica of the fort that Lewis & Clark spent a winter in waiting for the following spring. The fortification is well done and gives the visitor a true/real sense of a time long ago. The docent was very well spoken & challenging about what it was like for Lewis & Clark. The displays in the museum were well presented... 更多
Beautiful kept up park to share the journey of Lewis and Clark and their expedition. Nice to wander around and explore the history shared. It is a bit pricey to enter, considering what is available.
Wonderful, interactive experience. Enjoyed seeing the replica of the fort, and the history of the expedition. Very well maintained and beautiful. Highly recommend for any age...