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Quick stop but history packed!

Really interesting place to visit but easy to miss. The Fort was active from late 1800s through to... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Sublimity, Oregon
Historical Gem!

Stopped in our way home to Portland from Long Beach. It was a gorgeous day, though windy. You... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Set on a bluff overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean you have the feeling you stepped into a 1940's photograph. All that is missing is a few uniformed soldiers from that era. This well preserved fort was the northern guardian of the Columbia River. we found...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

Old coastal defense fort. Right on the highway. Was used for over 50years. Interesting history. Not a long stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EphemeralDiver
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Actually we got here accidentally but once there absorbed all of the rich history available. The view was terrific even on a cool windy day. It was great to see the water and the mountains. Amazing those bunkers on the side of the hills were...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank danmurphy90
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Really interesting place to visit but easy to miss. The Fort was active from late 1800s through to WW2 and has some really great artilleries to view. Would be a great stop for military and maritime history enthusiasts. There is actually quite a lot to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hjmiles
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This park is so full of history but will also appeal to kids with all the nooks and tunnels to explore. We visited on a Monday, so nothing was open as far as the visitor center or any of the homes. But the grounds are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stacy F
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Stopped in our way home to Portland from Long Beach. It was a gorgeous day, though windy. You could easily see Astoria and Saddle Mountain from the top. They have vacation rentals available, though we stopped in only for the day. It makes for a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SassyGirlJenna729
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Small coastal fort with disappearing gun battery(no guns). There's two shield guns that are interesting to see and a lot of remaining buildings(none were open). There is a $10.00 day use fee. So unless you're going to the other state parks nearby you may not...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Darel M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

After visiting Astoria, we popped over to the WA side of the Columbia to see this historic piece of our coastal/river defense system. Retired after WWII, it's an interesting, quiet place to wander around. The buildings are in great shape and you can even VRBO...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank RushCubFan
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We loved Fort Columbia! The museum in the barracks building provides history of the area and the use of the fort over the years. Their movie is excellent! It was a beautiful place for a picnic lunch. Don't miss the Powerhouse trail. It is short,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Diane C
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Aside from a scenic setting above the Columbia River, this park exhibits the long history of the Fort's use as a coastal defense station. There are several different gun emplacements fromn different eras, with interpretive signs to explain what you're seeing. It provides a vivid...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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