Where can you see horses, history, and Civil War-era guns (at a safe distance) all in one day? At Fort Vancouver, of course—which is where there will be a special appearance by the 1st Oregon Volunteer Calvary. Visitors to the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will witness live horse drills and historic weapons demonstrations performed by the volunteer calvary unit, a non-profit educational and historical re-enactment group. The demonstration is free and open to the public, and will be held on the parade ground.
The reconstructed for is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The entrance fee is $3 per person, and free for kids age 15 and under. For more details, contact the Visitor Center at 360-816-6230, or call the Fort Vancouver National Trust at 360-992-1800.