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Nisqually House

Nisqually House, the newest program from Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, is your chance to step back in time and experience day-to-day life in the Pacific Northwest in the 1850s. History buffs welcome!

With its wooden bastions standing proudly in the southeast corner of Tacoma's Point Defiance Park, the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum has served for over 90 years as a faithful reconstruction of the original Fort Nisqually located near Dupont, WA. Now, the museum debuts its newest program, Nisqually House, a hands-on experience where you and your family or friends can live onsite for a weekend unlike any other! With period-accurate clothing and a tented shelter provided by the museum, you can participate in a myriad of activities central to day-to-day life in the 1850s.

Spots are filling fast, with six Friday-Sunday weekends between June and August open for reservation. Each weekend is limited to a single group of at least three people and no more than six, with a minimum age of 8 years old.  Younger children may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Prices start at $202 per person for Fort Nisqually members and $225 for non-members, with a 50 percent deposit to reserve your weekend. Registration closes on May 28, 2024 so book your weekend now at FortNisqually.org!


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Sleep in a 500-year-old castle or in a brand new suite. Swim in the pool or float in a lake. In Lakewood, there is a bed that's just right for you.

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