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Posted by Natalie Hantho on Thursday, 29 June 2017 in Events

Spirit Tales Walking Tours at the Vancouver Barracks Every Weekend This Summer

Local veteran and author, Jeff Davis announced he will be conducting walking tours of the Vancouver Barracks this summer, with a narrative depicting the darker side of life on the historic US Army post. Spirit Tales of the Vancouver Barracks start Friday, July 7.

The 90-minute tour was designed by Davis, who served at the Vancouver Barracks for many years, and has firsthand experience with both the spooky and ordinary history of the Vancouver Barracks. The Vancouver Barracks was founded in 1849. Members of the United States military served there until 2011. "In those years, thousands of service members and their families, civilians, and prisoners walked its grounds. They left their mark on the land and the buildings, leaving behind many memories," said Davis, "Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you will be interested in the stories of the Vancouver Barracks' past inhabitants. What is true and what is legend is for you to decide."

The tours start in the parking lot opposite the Eatery at the Grant House, 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661.

Date/Time of Tours: July 7-September 4
Friday: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM & 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Monday, Sept 4: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM


Participants may register online at for the tours, which are offered Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons through Labor Day. The cost is $15 for adults; $12 for youth 14 and under and people 61 and over. Tours are limited to 20 patrons. If there are openings the day of the tour, it is possible to pay onsite and participate.

Contact Jeff Davis at 253.223.0125 or for further information.

About Jeff Davis
Jeff has written, edited, or contributed to over a dozen books on military history, and the paranormal. Some of these books include, Weird Washington, Weird Oregon, A Haunted Tour Guide to the Pacific Northwest, Ghosts, Critters and Sacred Place of Washington and Oregon, Volumes 1-III, and many others. He has been a guest on Coast to Coast AM, Haunted History, and the Dead Files.

Jeff spent 32 years in the US Army and Army Reserves, where he went from being a Private in the Infantry to a Major and military historian. He served in Bosnia, Italy, Japan, Korea, and far too many 'Stans' to name here. Over the years, Jeff served in many of the buildings at the Vancouver Barracks.

He is active in preserving the military heritage of the Vancouver Barracks. He and others formed the Vancouver Barracks Military Association (VBMA) Jeff combines his love of military history, the Vancouver Barracks, and the paranormal by giving regular Spirit Tours of the Vancouver Barracks.


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