Fort Nisqually, Tacoma

Fort Nisqually, Tacoma (must see)

Fort Nisqually was an important fur trading and farming post of the Hudson's Bay Company in the Puget Sound area of what is now DuPont, and was part of the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia Department. Today it is a living history museum within the boundaries of Point Defiance Park.

Today, the restored Fort Nisqually is a living history museum run by employees and volunteers. Two of the original buildings, the Factor's House, and the Granary remain. In addition, there is a trade store, working blacksmith shop, laborers dwelling house, demonstration kitchen, and kitchen garden. Fort Nisqually has seen recent changes designed to capture its original character.

Hundreds of artifacts were discovered and catalogued and have added to the historical record. The restored fort is managed by Metro Parks Tacoma.

Operating hours:

January 1 - April 30: Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm;

May 1 - May 24: Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm;

May 25 - September 5: Monday – Sunday:11 am - 5 pm;

September 6 - December 31: Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

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Sight Name: Fort Nisqually
Sight Location: Tacoma, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery

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