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Fort Canby State Park

244 Robert Gray Dr SW, Ilwaco, WA 98624, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
+1 360-642-3078
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SO fun to see some history!

SO cool to walk thru some of where history was made. GREAT place to take kids to teach them some of... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
T F
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Redmond, Oregon
Well preserved

One of many coast artillery forts along the Washington that tell the story of the how our country... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
MarineAir10
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Vancouver, Washington
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3 Apr 2017
“SO fun to see some history!”
9 Mar 2017
“Well preserved”
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244 Robert Gray Dr SW, Ilwaco, WA 98624, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

SO cool to walk thru some of where history was made. GREAT place to take kids to teach them some of what went on to protect our shores.

Thank T F
Reviewed 9 March 2017

One of many coast artillery forts along the Washington that tell the story of the how our country handled national defense in the pre-World War II era. I would strongly recommend some on line research prior to visiting so you will understand what you are...More

Thank MarineAir10
Reviewed 10 September 2016

It's a shame that this piece of our nation's history has been allowed to fall into such a state of disrepair. This fort has an 80+ year history of defending the Columbia River with specialized troops. Today it can be a dangerous place to visit...More

Thank RVing_Bikers
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We have a guest from Finland that we are showing the area and this gave her a small view of the past. The signs were great illustrations of how the fort worked. Perfect location near the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the Cape Disappointment...More

Thank AdventureUnlimited01
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Very interesting. A nice walk around. Educational, was able to teach my kids and show them the various reasons why we have forts near the ocean.

Thank Kimberly T
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This place is really cool, and would have been very neat to take our teenagers to visit after dark. Even without our kids with us it was very cool learning about the place and we got some nice pictures to show the kids

Thank Wesley M
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Interesting walk through leftover relic of military and maritime history. Old style homeland security. Fun for kids.

1  Thank sunnyseas42
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Had fun exploring the old fort and guns and walking the road by the historic old houses and buildings. Gorgeous view. I also thought it was interesting that the hiway goes under the state park in a tunnel.

1  Thank Helen223
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Fort Canby is still part and partial of the renamed Cape Disappointment State Park. It's the setting for the fantastic Lewis and Clark Interpretative Center, too. And, there are two beautiful lighthouses to see as well. Yes, the Fort had fallen into a bit of...More

Thank okeedoke
Reviewed 12 May 2015

There is one building that we wandered through. There are some displays inside, as well as an informational board outside. There is not a lot here. It was not nearly as interesting to us as Fort Stevens. Since the park department allowed the surrounding trees...More

1  Thank half-Brit
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