CCHM Walking Tours


Downtown Vancouver Haunted Tours (October)

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https://cchmuseum.ejoinme.org/haunted-walking-tours

GENERAL TICKETS: $18 | CCHM MEMBERS: $15.00

Tours will take place Oct. 25-30 at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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)

A mix of stories, memories, research, and personal experiences, our tours are a fascinating glimpse through the veil of the beyond. Many of our tales of history and terror are drawn from the book “Darkness Next Door,” penned by Clark County historian, Pat Jollota.

Tours depart from the Clark County Historical Museum (1511 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660). Check the ticket/confirmation info for specifics.

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.

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Spirit Tales of the Vancouver Barracks

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https://cchmuseum.ejoinme.org/spirit-tales

GENERAL TICKETS: $18 | CCHM MEMBERS: $15.00

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. 

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Summer History Walking Tours

GENERAL TICKETS: $12  |  CCHM MEMBERS: $10

Click here to purchase tickets, or follow this link: cchmuseum.ejoinme.org/summer_walking_tours

Summer 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 offer a fascinating glimpse through the windows of time, offering a mix of memories, research, and architectural details.

For each tour, 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.

Tours happen rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. Comfortable shoes and water are recommended. There are no restroom stops on the tours.

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): This tour starts outside of the O. O. Howard House.

Esther Short Neighborhood (June 6-8): This tour starts outside of the Slocum House.

Lower Main Street (June 21-22): This tour begins outside of the Evergreen Inn.

Middle Main Street (June 28-29): This tour starts outside of the Clark County Historical Museum.

Uptown Village (July 12-13): This tour starts outside of the Clark County Historical Museum.

Hough Neighborhood (July 19-20): This tour starts outside of Hough Elementary School.

Arnada Gardens (9 a.m. July 21): This tour starts at the gazebo in Arnada Park.

Old City Cemetery (July 26-27): This tour starts near the North entrance of Old City Cemetery.

AROUND THE COUNTY

Downtown Ridgefield (Aug. 2-3): This tour starts at Overlook Park in the main square.

Downtown Camas (August 9-10): This tour starts at the corner of 4th Ave. and Adams St. in front of the “Welcome to Downtown Camas” sign.

Downtown Battle Ground (August 16-17): This tour starts outside of Old Town Battle Grounds.

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

Click here to purchase tickets, or follow this link: cchmuseum.ejoinme.org/summer_walking_tours

GENERAL TICKETS: $12  |  CCHM MEMBERS: $10