Spirit Tour of Vancouver Barracks
Join us for a spirited walking tour of the Vancouver Barracks with Jeff Davis, author of “Weird Washington.” The Vancouver Barracks was established in 1849, and was the first U.S. Army base on the Pacific Coast north of California. Discover the folklore and oddity of Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood. Content is appropriate for ages 12+.
Please Note: This tour will take place rain or shine and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Please dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, and be physically able to walk one mile.
Local veteran and author, Jeff Davis 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 and run through September 4th.
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."
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, July 7 through Sept. 4
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.
Participants may register online at ghostsandcritters.com for the tours, which are offered Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
The tour starts in the parking lot opposite the Grant House restaurant. The street address for the Grant House is, 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661. You will see your tour guide standing on the grass, south of the parking lot. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in for your tour.
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.
He is active in preserving the military heritage of the Vancouver Barracks. He and others formed the Vancouver Barracks Military Association (VBMA) www.vbma.us. Jeff combines his love of military history, the Vancouver Barracks, and the paranormal by giving regular Spirit Tours of the Vancouver Barracks.
1101 Officers Row Vancouver WA, 98661