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Fort Nisqually Historic Site

. Description:  WEEKENDS ONLY DUE TO CONSTRUCTION As of MAR 8 2008 First European settlement on Puget Sound,  seven structures on site with a small museum, and costumed interpreters.
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5400 North Pearl Street #11
Tacoma WA 98407

Parent Organization:
Metro Parks Tacoma, Fort Nisqually Foundation
Phone 253 591-5339
Dates SEE ABOVE Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
May 30-Sep 4 11 - 5 11 - 5 11 - 5 11 - 5 11 - 5 11 - 5 11 - 5
Jan-Mar, Sep 6-Dec 11 - 4 11 - 4 11 - 4 11 - 4 11 - 4
Apr-May 29 11 - 5     11 - 5 11 - 5 11 - 5 11 - 5
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As of MAR 2008





   5-12 $2 13-17 $3 $4  62+ $3  
Special Fees:  admission charge daily weekdays Mar-Sep 5,  weekends only rest of the year (on weekdays not all buildings are open with interpreters) , additional charges for special events
Additional Group Info:
Special Tours & Pricing:
Admission charged daily Apr 1-Sep 4 and weekends rest of the year.  
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What kind of visit you can have:  Located in Point Defiance Park. When admission is charged, all buildings are open and costumed staff are available to answer questions and participate in demonstrations.
Big Events:  Brigade Encampment (Aug), Candlelight Tour (Oct), Bonfires, Beaver Pelts, Bogeymen (Oct) Suggested Stay:
Period 1833-1869 Type of Site Fort
Buildings: Log stockade, granary, blacksmith shop, laborers' dwelling, Factor's House is under restoration, museum
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Children's Museum of Tacoma Museum
Thomas Handforth Gallery, Tacoma Public Library Museum
Camp 6 Logging Museum Museum
Washington State Historical Society  Museum
African-American Museum Museum
Washington State History Museum Museum
Tacoma Art Museum Museum
Port Defiance Zoo & Aquarium  Zoo
Details are on the way, but in the meantime, you can find addresses, descriptions, URLs and more at our sister site,


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