On May 13, 1849, the USS Massachusetts, a troop transport steamer, docked in Vancouver. It carried Bvt. Maj. J.S. Hatheway, along with seven other officers, some wives and children and 152 enlisted soldiers. Hathweay was the first of many prominent US Army leaders who would called Vancouver Barracks home. On this tour we will share the stories of the famous (and not so famous) men who commanded troops at Vancouver Barracks. This tour is led in partnership with Vancouver Barracks Military Association.
This 60 minute tour covers a leisurely .5 mile stroll along Officers Row. Please meet your tour guide at the south entrance of The Howard House, 750 Anderson St, Vancouver, WA 98661. Parking is available curbside in front of the Howard House or in the lot to the East of the building. Although this is a free tour, donations are appreciated and support Education Programs at The Historic Trust. Space is limited, so registration is required.