Even though I am a history buff, I didn't expect to spend an entire morning at Fort Clatsop NHP. There are plenty of things to see and do here. The visitor's center includes a number of exhibits which tells the story of Lewis & Clarks stay in the area during the winter of 1805-1806. They also show two movies each... 更多
This is the highlight of Lewis and Clark Expedition history. An essential part of American history, at the end of their trail. It is a well done replica of their original winter fort. We have been here several times and learned more each visit, especially after reading Undaunted Courage. Perfect family activity for kids of all ages.
Nicely presented exhibit which shows the story of that long winter far west for the Corps of discovery. The rangers are well informed and show and tell a lively story. We were there only for a short hour, but saw the museum exhibit, visited the replica fort, heard the tales of the half blind Frenchman shooting Lewis through the bottocks,... 更多
Nice and well preserved National Memorial and a fundamental piece of the local history. It's, obviously, a replica rebuild on the original grounds, and there's lots of info available for you to learn about it. The forest nearby makes it nice for hiking.
This is a nice little stop. It has one of the better park movies about the site being visited, The staff was extremely friendly. The small fort and exhibits gives insight the Lewis & Clark journey. Overall, a great history lesson summary of the exploration.
Ft. Clatsop was mildly interesting, but 4 1/2 stars?!!! C'mon! The fort looks like it was built a few years ago; not particularly authentic, even if it is an exact replica. Do yourself a favor and spend your time hiking the trail from the Visitor's Center to the beach. The video presentations were OK, but no more than that.
We enjoyed walking around on the paths through the dense forest. The replica of the fort was furnished and had guides to explain the history.
If you and the family want to learn a little empire building that launched the US then this is a great spot not to miss. The exhibit is nicer then I expected, the site is clean, the staff helpful.
This was an enjoyable time, especially if you love history. We were there 2 hours and could've stayed longer. Matt, one of the seasonal rangers, was captivating to hear him speak. Get there early before the crowds and enjoy the quietness!
This was part of a shore excursion offered by the river cruise I was on. Although small, the inside learning center was well done and the fort reproduction outside was very interesting. Unlike a lot of other walk through history places, nothing was roped off, so you could walk through the entire fort (with one? exception I think). The guides... 更多