Point Defiance Park

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Tacoma, Washington

5400 N Pearl St

Fort Nisqually was the first European settlement on Puget Sound. The fort was established by the Hudson's Bay Company as one of their trading posts in 1833. It served in that capacity until it closed in 1869.

By 1933 only a few of its original buildings survived. Those were relocated to a spot in Tacoma's Point Defiance Park, including the Granary, believed to be the oldest building on Puget Sound. Other buildings were erected at the site to recreate the fort in the park.

Today it functions as a living history museum. Museum staff reenact what life was like at the fort, demonstating skills, blacksmithing and crafts that helped the fort function.

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Fort Nisqually Living History Museum (T15A0286)

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