19th Century Christmas
Saturday, December 7 (11:00am - 4:00pm)
Experience a real old-fashioned Christmas! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern holidays and step back in time to savor the lilting sounds of penny whistles, the aroma of ginger biscuits, Christmas dances and the slower pace of the Christmas season in 1855.
Within the walls of Fort Nisqually, December 25, 1855 comes alive! Re-enactors portray the daily life of the workers from many cultures who lived at this historic site. They happily share stories, cookies, dancing and the carrying in of the Yule log as they engage in friendly conversation.
19th Century Christmas Event Schedule:
- 11 am - Event opens
- Reenactors throughout the fort
- Paper Ornament making in the Great Room throughout the day
- Sliced apple ornament making in the Laborer’s Dwelling throughout the day
- Parlor Games in the Factor’s House Dining room throughout the day
- 11:30 – Group Regale by Dr Tolmie on the Factor’s House Verandah
- 1 pm – Yule log brought in
- Toast by Dr Tolmie & gentlemen, carols sung
- Followed by cutting up Yule Logs with visitors
- Cider & cookies served in the Great Room
- 1:30 - 3:30 pm – Music in the Great Room
- 2:30 pm - Group Regale by Dr Tolmie on the Factor’s House Verandah
- 3:30 pm - Group Regale by Dr Tolmie on the Factor’s House Verandah
- 4 pm – Event Closes
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration of the Hudson's Bay Company outpost on Puget Sound. It provides a rare setting for all generations to explore the early history of our state and learn about the life experiences of those who settled here.
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Inside Point Defiance Park
5400 N. Pearl
Tacoma, WA 98407