Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Tacoma

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  • When we bought our admission tickets we asked average visit time, she said about 45 minutes to an hour, we were there three hours. Very well done and the staff in costume were very knowledgeable and p...  more »
  • There's a lot to see and do here so give yourself a couple of hours to see every building, read every sign, and chat with anyone of the friendly and passionately knowledgeable staff decked out in peri...  more »
  • Approach any person dressed in period costume and chat them up. The most knowledgeable historians/volunteers/staff seem to be available mainly on the weekends, especially the big event days. (Maybe on...  more »
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  • What an amazing little gem! I'd lived in WA for over 10 years and just never found the time to stop here on one of our many trips to the zoo but I'm so glad we finally did! This place was like stepping back in time! From the women sitting on the porch sewing and the young men working in the garden to the blacksmith, they were all fantastic and very pleasant to talk to! They have so much to do and see in this relatively small area you can spend a half hour or hours going through everything and the gift shop was great also! My kids loved feeding the chickens even though we have our own lol please dont miss this wonderful little piece of history and a great outing for the whole family!
  • There are more events at Fort Nisqually than ever before. The staff and volunteers really bring history to life in a fun and approachable way. Not just for kids, this is a great experience for grown-ups, too. We enjoy Friday at the Fort concerts. Great food trucks and fun music.
  • Like stepping back in time. You can climb one of the lookout towers and you can enter or look into the buildings located on the fort to see what life was like back when Fort Nisqually was thriving. We really enjoyed our time here.
  • The kids LOVED it. Between the live, wild rabbit, informed period actors, period kids activities and a chance to dress in period clothing, it was a great hit. It doesn't hurt that it's surrounded by a beautiful park. Make sure to check that out, too.
  • Fun place. Loved the Museum. We had a couple Deer to visit with. Let's places great for kids to help teach them a little history also there are tons of an amazing trails through the forest that would be great for anyone.
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