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Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

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Address: Point Defiance Park, 5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
Phone Number: +1 253-591-5339
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration of the Hudson's Bay...
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration of the Hudson's Bay Company outpost on Puget Sound. With the help of costumed interpreters, guests experience life in Washington Territory during the 1850s. Nine buildings are open to the public, including the Granary and the Factors House, both National Historic Landmarks, and a Visitor Center with Museum Store.
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Yes ! Please stop by and see this !

This is a must. (Especially if you are into Northwestern History ! ) Beautiful place in the middle of the park, this is worth seeing. I liked this place. Plenty of history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a must. (Especially if you are into Northwestern History ! ) Beautiful place in the middle of the park, this is worth seeing. I liked this place. Plenty of history here, with folks along the way to answer your questions ! If they don't know the answer, they will find out for you !!!! Very pleasant. Step back... More 

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Taylorsville, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I would came here just for this fort but the rest of the park is so worthwhile you should see this fort while you are here

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had been there years ago and weren't overly impressed, but it has gained new buildings and features, lovingly tended authentic gardens, well-done exhibits and changing features, and fun things for children to do. Well-maintained, with helfpul volunteer docents. Located in Pt. Defiance Park, a large, forested park with stunning views of Vashon, Gig Harbor, etc.

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Montreal, Québec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great day at fort Nisqually,pagoda gardens,rose and dahlia gardens,owen beach and great walking in forest. Great animators you feel you are transported in 1852 ;)

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Moscow, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Attention to detail and the enthusiasm of the 'Living History' folks made Fort Nisqually Living History Museum a pleasure to visit. I'm sure their event days are remarkable but viewing it on a quiet day was fabulous too.(You choose)! All of the Pt. Defiance Park is lovely so plan to make a day of the gardens & beach as well.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A good reproduction of the fort according to historic descriptions. It looks like your are actually in 1806 from all the costumes of those working there.

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There are buildings with various docents. We saw a man making metal puzzles in the blacksmith or farrier area. The docents were very well versed about the history of Ft Nisqually. We really enjoyed our time there. No refreshments available.

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Vashon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We loved coming here as children. It's a real life preserved original fort. You can climb the towers and learn the history of the area without even trying. What kid doesn't like a fort? And a museum to boot. The fort is actually part of Point Defiance Park which is spectacular. The park is so big that it's better to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is quite a drive from Tacoma city proper ( maybe 20-25 minutes), hidden by the trees similar to a rainforest just follow the direction along the way. When we visited there were many families with kids. You pay $7 entrance for adults and the child aged 5-17 is $4, It shows you the history of the fur trade area... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is by far the best museum of its kind we've ever toured! It has a spectacular array of things, but it also tells the history of British settlers in Washington through buildings and reenactment, and there is a wonderful display through living history. The curators and staff were gracious and educational as well. We did... More 

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Additional Information about Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Address: Point Defiance Park, 5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
Phone Number: +1 253-591-5339
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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