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

Picture of Fort Dalles

500 West 15th St.
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
Paula Kuttner, Director

Fort Dalles (originally Camp Drum) was established in 1854, serving as a base of operations for US Army troops. The ornate, wooden "Surgeon's Quarters" is the fort's last surviving building, and houses a variety of tools, weapons, photos and other memorabilia from the 19th Century. There's also a large collection of antique vehicles and wagons. Visitors are also able to tour the Anderson House, a hand-hewn wooden homestead crafted by Swedish immigrants to Wasco County.The homestead was relocated into The Dalles in the 1970s. In addition to the two-story house, there's also a barn and other outbuildings

Open seven days a week, Mid-May through Labor Day

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., call for off-season hours @ 541.296.4547

Communities and Related Links
Fort Dalles Web Site
The Dalles Chamber of Commerce
Portland Visitors Association

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