Lantern Tours at Fort Vancouver - Light up the night.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

Lantern Tours at Fort Vancouver - Light up the night.

Lantern TourIlluminate history and the dark winter months of January and February with a Lantern Tour at Fort Vancouver. The lantern-lit journey is designed to give you and your family a glimpse into the past. Even after sundown, you'll discover, Hudson's Bay Company employees worked much more than eight hour days.

For example, after dark in the Fort's bake house, the fires were stoked in the ovens, as bakers mixed up batter for bread and sea biscuits. The baked items were for Hudson's Bay Company staff, as well as visiting traders.

Next stop on the Lantern Tour at Fort Vancouver is inside the Fur Store. Once the shops were closed, Hudson's Bay Company clerks stayed busy inspecting, weighing, bundling, (for shipment to England), and recording the furs brought in by the traders.

Lantern Tours portray the "night life" at the Fort.

Lantern ToursEach adult will carry a lighted lantern as the group follows a Park Ranger to each building, set up with a scene portraying the "night life" at Fort Vancouver. Costumed interpreters help add authenticity and entertainment value to the 90 minute Lantern Tour.

Sip on complimentary hot cider at the end of the Lantern Tour and feel free to ask questions about life after dark at Fort Vancouver.  Tours are offered on Saturdays, twice monthly, January 5th through February 18th.

More details about the Lantern Tours at the Fort in Vancouver, WA

Lantern TourLantern Tours at Fort Vancouver start promptly at 7PM, but you’re asked to arrive by at least 6:30 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 dollars for children under 15 years of age. Please be advised that reservations are required. Call 360-816-6230.

Why not do something a little different this year?  Discover a different kind of "night life."  You might even start a family tradition. Illuminate history and the darkness of the winter months with a Lantern Tour at Fort Vancouver.

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Edward & Celia Maddox
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Very nice even we are sure.  Good Luck in selling in 2013.

Jan 03, 2013 11:52 PM #1
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Good morning Debb -

I had never heard of the Lantern Tours at Fort Vancouver - Light up the night before.  Very interesting and sounds like a memorable event to be part of.  Priced affordable too.  Hope you bundle up and enjoy.

Jan 03, 2013 11:55 PM #2
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Team Maddox - discovering a new kind of "night life." :)

Hi John - cool way to get families involved in the local history of the Hudson's Bay Company activites at the Fort.

Jan 04, 2013 12:04 AM #3
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Hi Debb - What a unique way to visit a historic site! I remember the Hudson Bay Company featuring prominently in many of the novels I read as a kid about exploring the west. I'd love to do this tour.

Jan 04, 2013 12:05 AM #4
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Hi, Deb -- what a great idea!  I remember a number of years ago, I attended a candlelit concert at a church in Europe.  We felt transported back in time and I get the sense that the same thing would happen on this lantern tour. 

Hope that your New Year is off to a wonderful start!  Eric

Jan 04, 2013 12:05 AM #5
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Sharon Lee
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Debb-Now that is way cool.

Jan 04, 2013 12:43 AM #6
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Debb, well, I'm a big one for history and sorta "re-enacting" this with the costumed folks would be fun and nostaglic, and who knows--romantic??  I'm a sucker for candlelight anyway.

Jan 04, 2013 01:06 AM #7
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Anita Clark
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Debb: I really like the idea of this unique event and seeing the folks "in costume" would be a nice finishing touch.

Jan 04, 2013 02:56 AM #8
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Debb,

Never heard of this - what a wonderful and unique way to view history!

Jan 04, 2013 03:19 AM #9
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Dick, I think it's pretty cool too. Great way to romance history. :)

Hi there Eric -that sounds profoundly spiritual. I'll bet it was amazing.

Jan 04, 2013 03:27 AM #10
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Way cool is right Sharon - like you. :)

Speaking of cool, it's Gayle! :)  Yep, I get the candlelight - the older I get the better I look "in soft light." Lol.

Jan 04, 2013 03:28 AM #11
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Anita - like watching a play. :)

Hi there Dorie - I agree!

Jan 04, 2013 03:28 AM #12
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Joan Cox
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Debb, great history and this would be a great event with the family with older kids to get the real affect.   This would be an event to attend!

Jan 04, 2013 11:26 PM #13
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Hi Joan - agree. A little different from the norm and a good way to teach kids some history.

Jan 04, 2013 11:46 PM #14
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Aww thank you Debb-So are you my friend.

Jan 05, 2013 01:49 AM #15
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Debb,

Very Cool tour and at a cheap price. I know we would love a tour like this and the lanterns at night have to be special as you walk through all the spots.

 

Jan 09, 2013 03:42 AM #16
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Debb, I love the idea of lantern tours at Ft. Vancouver, and I bet it's a hit with youngsters, too. Thanks for telling us about it.

Jan 15, 2013 11:58 PM #17
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Roy Kelley
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This looks like a great wintertime experience.  Thanks for sharing.

 

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