Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Description:Fort Nisqually is a living history museum where volunteers and staff, in period clothing, demonstrate the crafts of the 19th century and engage visitors in historic dialogue during the Living History Days and other events throughout the year.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:5400 North Pearl Street #11
Address 2:
City:Tacoma
State/Province:WA
Zip Code:98407
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:(1/1-3/31)- Wed-Sun 11-4; (4/1-5/25)- Wed-Sun 11-5; (5/26-9/1)daily 11-5; (9/2-12/31) Wed-Sun 11-4
Admission:Adults $4; youth 13-17 $3; kids 5-12 $2
Telephone:(253) 591-5339
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
Tamera B., Co-op Member
We had a lot of fun on this field trip! I took my 6 children ranging in age from 1 to 12 (at the time).

The children loved seeing the staff dressed for that period in history. It was neat to see all the antique stuff and even more fun to see how things were done and get to try them out!

We went in spring, and it was pretty chilly and there were a few minutes of outside time, so I wished we had brought more layers of clothing.

Oh! Their little gift shop that they have is packed full of neat books, trinkets, small dress up items, jewelry, etc. It was not very "small" child friendly. It's hard to keep little hands away from things.

The staff there were very friendly and engaged all the children during the tour. It really felt like we time traveled!
Tanya, Co-op Member
We love Ft. Nisqually! My kids ask to go to all of their events. During the summer they have great camps through Metro Parks. My daughter asks to go every year-we even rescheduled our family vacation she could go this year-it was that important to her! During the camp, they dressed up in period clothing, made crafts, learned games and my daughters favorite-made biscuit dough that they got to cook on the end of a stick over an open fire. This year they also offered a homeschool history class during the month of February, which was also great. The camp itself is mainly outside, so I recommend dressing for the weather. The have a blacksmith shop, a kitchen, a garden, living quarters, a store(from the period-as well as a gift shop) and a storage building. My daughter can't wait until she's old enough to volunteer!
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