CCHM Walking Tours

Summertime is the right time to wander through and learn the stories of people who have lived, worked, and carved out their place in Clark County. Our history tours are a fascinating glimpse through the windows of time, offering a mix of memories, research, and architectural details.

Guides will lead up to 25 people for approximately a mile, making frequent stops along the way to view buildings, tell stories, and answer questions. Good walking shoes and balance aids are recommended; terrain varies and consists mostly of city sidewalks.

Tour hours are noon on Fridays and 9 a.m. on Saturdays. Each weekend highlights a different destination:

Vancouver: Officers Row (May 31-June 1), Esther Short Neighborhood (June 6-8), Lower Main Street (June 21-22), Middle Main Street (June 28-29), Uptown Village (July 12-13), Hough Neighborhood (July 19-20), Arnada Gardens (July 21), and Old City Cemetery (July 26-27)

Around the County: Downtown Ridgefield (Aug. 2-3), Downtown Camas (August 9-10), and Downtown Battle Ground (August 16-17)

All are welcome on the tours, though they are best suited for those 13 years and older. All persons attending over the age of six need a ticket, and tours happen rain or shine. Please dress and hydrate appropriately. There are no restroom stops on the tours.

More information can also be found on CCHM’s Facebook page.

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Many thanks to our 2019 tour sponsor: The City of Ridgefield, WA.

Spirit Tales of the Vancouver Barracks

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These tours take place at the historic Vancouver Barracks in Vancouver, Washington, and run June through November 2019. 

The Vancouver Barracks was founded in 1849, and members of the United States military served there until 2011. In those years, thousands of service members, their families, civilians, and prisoners walked its grounds. For more than 150 years, they left their mark and memories on the land and its buildings. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you will be interested in the stories of the past inhabitants.

The Spirit Tales of the Vancouver Barracks tour is designed and led by local historian and author Jefferson Davis. He served at the Barracks for many years, and has first-hand experience with both the spooky and ordinary history of the area. Click here to visit his website and learn more about Spirit Tales of the Vancouver Barracks. 

Downtown Vancouver Haunted Tours (October)


These tours take place in Downtown Vancouver at 7 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in October. Reservations will be made available in late summer, and are valid for specific days and times.

Each walking tour is:

  • lead by volunteer guides
  • conducted rain or shine
  • limited to 25 people
  • lasts between 60-75 minutes
  • averages around a mile long
  • features between 10-15 historic sites
  • open to everyone – best suited for those 10 years of age and older
    (anyone over the age of six requires a ticket)

Tours depart from the Clark County Historical Museum (1511 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660). Check the ticket/confirmation info for specifics. Public tour admission prices do include entry into the museum for that night only.

All walking tours are available for group tours year-round, by appointment, and are perfect for tourist groups, family outings, birthday parties, company parties, corporate activities, team building, and more. Tours may be booked via email or phone at 360-993-5679.

More information can also be found on CCHM’s Facebook page.