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Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Point Defiance Park, 5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
+1 253-591-5339
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A great living history event

Fort Nisqually, is well worth a visit. The historical guides bring the history of the alive. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cherie E
Wilsonville, Oregon
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Fun Fort

Fort Nisqually takes visiting a fort to a different level. As with most forts, it's fun to poke... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Lynnwood, Washington
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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)
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Point Defiance Park, 5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
+1 253-591-5339
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Nisqually, is well worth a visit. The historical guides bring the history of the alive. The buildings are original and the setting is beautiful. Families or solo/couples will enjoy it.

Thank Cherie E
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Fort Nisqually takes visiting a fort to a different level. As with most forts, it's fun to poke around and take a step back in time. Located in Point Defiance Park, which is a bit of a drive from the main entrance, the fort is...More

Thank Rainier72
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We enjoyed our return trip to Fort Nisqually which is in Point Defiance Park in Tacoma. The fort is a replica fort for the Hudson Bay Company. Its interesting to see.

Thank mini
Reviewed 5 June 2017

My nephews, age 6 and 8, enjoyed their time at the museum. There were areas for children to play with toys from the same time period as the fort first was used. There were people to answer the endless questions, period clothes to try on,...More

Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 30 May 2017

An old Fort replica for the Hudson Bay Trading Company that also had people answering questions from that time period. A person can readily see and experience life back in 1855. Well worth the money spent, and it had a small store that sold various...More

Thank ApacheMesa
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Although this fort is 17 miles from its original location, two of the original buildings were moved to their present spot in the Point Defiance park. Every building there has been re-created to portray life as it was during the early 1800s, and a live...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I took my granddaughter and my mother here on the spur of the moment when we were on a drive through the park. It was so educational for our 6-year old, our 56-year old, and our 86-year old!!

Thank Lang59
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is perfect for any history lover. Displays are good, hands-on activities are given at various times, and children will love looking around. If a day trip is the order of the day, there are picnic tables in a grove right outside the museum entrance...More

Thank robertat131
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My husband and I had a Blast! Our group of eight was mostly strangers, and I think we all worked well as a team. We did escape, but only at the last second! I think the puzzle was just difficult enough without being impossible, so...More

1  Thank JSmith253
Reviewed 28 December 2016

First off, you enter and exit from the gift shop, so steel yourself for that. Prepare a statement. Inside though, the experience is much better than a history channel talking head. The actors love to answer questions. They do speak of the place in Past...More

1  Thank ClineFam
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Rachelle O
21 June 2017|
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Response from JSmith253 | Reviewed this property |
It's up to you. It's a living museum. You can look around, or listen to the guides talk about the era. There are many special events planned, and some are quite popular and can draw a crowd. I would look on their website... More
Donna E
12 February 2016|
Response from Orcasid | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But reasonable and I considered it a donation to a great program.