We could have been British!
Visit our replica of historic Fort Umpqua and take a step back in time to the mid-1800’s. The original Fort Umpqua was a trading fort and the southernmost outpost of the Hudson’s Bay Company. It was located a mile upriver and is credited with introducing cultivated agriculture to the Umpqua River Valley.
Make your own History
Today, Fort Umpqua is a host site for those who are interested in exploring the area’s history from the mid-1800’s and having a hands-on experience. The fort complex was built by volunteers and includes 12′ high stockade walls, a trade building, the men’s quarters, and a cook shack that were all based on the original fort design. There are many events that take place at Fort Umpqua with vendors and reenactors. Find out more on our calendar of events. Fort Umpqua is located beside the river and can be accessed by walking path or driveway. Site maps are available on site or you can click this videoto see the different paths you can take.
Take a virtual tour of the Fort
If you would like to learn more about the Hudson’s Bay Company please visit these sites.
Fort Vancouver – A 19th-century fur trading post that was the headquarters of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Columbia Department.
Fort Nisqually – An important fur trading and farming post of the Hudson’s Bay Company in the Puget Sound area, part of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Columbia Department.
If you would like to learn more about Douglas County and Oregon history please visit these sites.
Douglas County Museum – An interpretive center where you can learn Douglas County’s role in Oregon.
American Mountain Man Society – An association of individuals dedicated to the preservation of the traditions and ways of the mountain man.