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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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Cute place

The park IS quite attractive in a beautiful wooden area and views over The Sound. The fort itself... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Francois L
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Saint Nom la Breteche
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Blast into the Past

The fort itself is incredibly impressive with how well they've capture the historical essence. The... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Falpalnkenny
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Point Defiance Park, 5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The park IS quite attractive in a beautiful wooden area and views over The Sound. The fort itself IS interesting but has been rebuilt. Good explanations from local guides.

1  Thank Francois L
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The fort itself is incredibly impressive with how well they've capture the historical essence. The "general store" was so detailed. We felt like we were purchase supplies for our wagon. What really makes the fort though is the passionate volunteers. They knew a lot of...More

1  Thank Falpalnkenny
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a very nice history tour with volunteers around sometimes in character and costume to tell the stories of the fort and its people.

1  Thank Wildroze25
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We brought family from the East coast here and just loved the park like setting. The historical interpreters talked to us about the fort which was a Hudson's Bay outpost. There is also a small gift shop where we bought a replica of a Huggins...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 15 July 2016

If there is a down side, there is no place to eat, unless you leave the park or picnic. Other than that, the staff is very helpful, the exhibits are well done and explained. Our grandsons especially enjoyed talking with one of the docents about...More

1  Thank Senioronabudget
Reviewed 2 July 2016

A relatively small price in time and dollars to relearn an American history lesson. We preceded this visit with a visit to the small museum in Dupont, Washington, near the site of the original Fort Nisqually and the source for two of the original buildings...More

Thank OmahaTraveler57
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Fort Nisqually represents what life was like in the 1800s if you lived in a fort in the Pacific Northwest. The staff were dressed in period costume and were knowledgable about the time period and very friendly. When we were there, on a Friday, there...More

Thank Christy P
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Many years ago the old fort was moved to Point Defiance for park visitors to see. It is on the Five-Mile drive.

Thank Albert_Tacoma
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The weekend we were there, they had re-creation of old times with re-enactments of life and costumed participants…they were celebrating Queen Victorias Birthday!! (Go figure).

Thank 161bartonl
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Fun accurate historical landmark. The volunteers who staff the buildings are incredibly knowledgeable and very excited to share what they know.

Thank maxedebj
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Donna E
is there paid admission?
12 February 2016|
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Response from Orcasid | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But reasonable and I considered it a donation to a great program.
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