For Out-of-Town Visitors

In addition to the year-round public events and exhibits that we offer at the Clark County Historical Museum, we’ve compiled a short list of things to do and see during your stay in Vancouver, Washington.


Located just north of the Columbia River and east of Interstate 5, the Vancouver National Historic Reserve is a must-see for visitors to Vancouver. The reserve boasts a variety of activities and points of interest including; Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Pearson Air Museum, and Officers’ Row. A few blocks west is Esther Short Park, which hosts the Vancouver Farmers’ Market every weekend between March and October as well as other festivals year-round. Additionally, VDA’s First Friday Downtown is the best time to see many of the art galleries in our fair city.

Food & Drink

Downtown Vancouver offers an array of local coffee houses like Torque Coffee Roasters and dining options including the Grant House Restaurant, Vancouver Pizza Company, and LaBottega. Vancouver also has several great local bars including The Grocery Cocktail and Social and Low Bar on Washington Street. An abundance of other coffee, dining, and drinking options can be found here.

For more information about events in downtown Vancouver, visit the Vancouver Downtown Association’s website.