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Part of our in-depth series exploring the Mountain Pacific Forts

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Fort Clatsop National Memorial
92343 Fort Clatsop Rd
Astoria, Oregon  97103
Phone: 503-861-2471 ext. 214

Fort Clatsop was the winter encampment for the Corps of discovery from December 1805 to March 1806. The visitor center includes the Fort Clatsop exhibit built by the explorers, an interpretive center offering an exhibit hall, gift shop and an orientation film. The center features ranger-led programs, re-enactors in the fort and trailheads for the Fort To Sea Trail and Netul River Trail as well as restrooms and a picnic area.

The park is open every day of the year except December 24th/25th. Costumed programs are scheduled during the summer months, beginning mid-June and ending Labor Day weekend.

Fort Clatsop Visitor Center & Fort Clatsop Replica

Mid-June - Labor Day 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
After Labor Day - Mid-June 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall, Theaters (previous movies have included “Clatsop Winter Story” and “Confluence of Time and Courage” )

Available Facilities Information Desk, Restrooms, Drinking Fountain, Rotating Displays and Exhibits, and a new Bookstore.

No food or beverages available for purchase

Other Facility Opening Hours

Netul Landing: Open daylight hours all year round

Middle Village/Station Camp & Fort to Sea Trailhead: Open daylight hours all year round

Location 100 yards from visitor center.

Special Programs Summer daily living history program mid-June through Labor Day. Educational and historical program schedules available upon request.

Step back in time and stand in a 50 foot by 50 foot fort exhibit. Imagine 33 people in seven rooms, damp and chilled, completing daily chores and surviving the wet coastal winter of 1805-1806. In 1955 for the Lewis and Clark Sesquicentennial, citizens in Clatsop County built a Fort Clatsop Replica based on the expedition members’ journals and a floor plan drawn by William Clark. During the summer season, visit with rangers in period clothing and learn about the Corps of Discovery.

Communities and Related Links
Fort Clatsop Web Site
Astoria and Warrenton

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