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“a nice drive by”
Review of Officers' Row

Officers' Row
Ranked #3 of 53 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This historic drive is lined with 21 restored Victorian homes built for military officers of the Vancouver Barracks, including Ulysses S. Grant, General O.O. Howard House and George C. Marshall. Two of the homes are open for tours.
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76 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“a nice drive by”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Just as named: old , now decommissioned Fort Vancouver Army Post, now decommissioned and the city has acquired a lot of it including the old officers row, most of it dating back to the early 1800's. It was all restored in the 70's and is beautiful to look at. Three buildings are open to the public; a restaurant, a museum and a host house. The rest are office rentals. It is s lovely tree lined walk/drive and a good place to watch parades and other activities. The rebuilt old Fort Vancouver is a national monument site and just a medium walk across a grassed field.

Visited November 2013
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Vancouver, Washington
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot 4 seasons of the year.”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Officer's Row consists of a 1/4 mile long street of gorgeous Victorian houses which date from the 1800's and housed luminaries from the days of Vancouver's importance as the major military outpost in the Northwest. The houses have all been lovingly preserved and restored for modern use as commercial space and one is a very good restaurant for lunch and dinner. The street is flanked by beautiful, giant oak trees and there are rhododendrons and azaleas blooming in May and June. The property contains a huge, landscaped park where travelers can stretch their legs and enjoy the nice spring, summer or fall weather. The Row is a lovely, restful site for visitors of all ages and an educational opportunity about the early settlement of the Northwest.

Visited August 2013
Thank Lynette M
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Auburn, California
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78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A lot of history took place here.”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Nice historic homes, now various businesses. Everyone was friendly and welcoming in letting us look around. The proprietor of the Grant House allowed us to walk around and look at things. It looked like a good restaurant, but we had eaten prior to arriving. If you are able to use your imagination to see historical figures, the grounds are evocative.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank RomanticAuburnites
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Tigard, Oregon
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732 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Officer's Row is adjacent to the Fort Vancouver National Monument and an easy walk. The "Row:" consists of a group of historic houses that housed a number of officers through the years. The streets are wide with mature trees surrounding the houses. The historic houses have plaques in front describing the history. Although some of the houses have businesses in them, there are some that have tours and can be rented for events. The Grant House has a restaurant, which is quite good.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank HARRY M
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Vancouver, Washington
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110 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Walk in the park”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Nice place for a walk..Not much to see but great walking places and close to Down town Vancouver ...Huge place to attend for 4th of july event.

Visited September 2013
Thank Cheryl G
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