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Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Ranked #12 of 82 things to do in Tacoma
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Owner description: 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. October 1 – April 30* Open Wednesday to Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. *Sewing to Sowing – Saturday, April 23 – Open 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Extended Summer Hours of Operation: May 1 – September 30 Open Sunday to Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. SPECIAL CLOSURES: Sunday, Oct. 9 Thurs., Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving) Sun., Dec. 25 (Christmas) Sun., Jan. 1 (New Years day)
Reviewed February 27, 2012

Take one of the candle light tours, you will never look at history "class" the same!

Thank holly b
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Be sure to go to the Fort when they have the living history events. There is lots of fun for the kids and adults alike. There are many improvements that make the fort fun on any day, but I love when the actors are there and you feel like you are stepping right into the past.

Thank Rozpnw
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

Our family went here as a field trip, great info given for all ages and many hands on activities for the children and they have a petite gift shop that has lots of stuff. Kids couldn't stop talking about it for months!

Thank Janel W
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

The first European settlement on Puget Sound. Early buildings, good interpreters.

Thank steelbender
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Reviewed February 22, 2011

I grew up in Seattle but had never visited Ft. Nisqually before. Some of the original buildings plus accurate re-creations make up this living history museum of the Hudson Bay Company trading post that used to be located farther south. The price was reasonable, especially with a AAA discount. And we nearly had the whole museum to ourselves on a Friday in February. Volunteer docents have a wealth of information to share and strive to stay in character with the period of the trading post (1855). There are a lot of artifacts on hand to look at and handle, and even more hands-on activities for children. I've been to places like Jamestown and Williamsburg, and this had a similar feel, though much smaller. There's also a nice gift shop with period gifts and books. Definitely worth seeing once!

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