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July 18

19th Century Family Fun Night

Friday, July 18 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Children will be racing for saltwater taffy fired from the candy cannon at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum’s Family Fun Night from 6-9 pm on Friday, July 18.

The cannon firings punctuate an evening of 19th century fun with the Fort’s re-enactors. Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner to the Fort and enjoy an evening of old-time fun.

Families can learn to play 19th century games such as graces and hoop or participate in a three-legged race and a sack race. In the cup and plate race, they will compete while trying to keep water in a cup on a plate on their head. Fort volunteers will give dancing lessons to live music and serve up ice cream and lemonade, while supplies last.

In addition to these activities, all of the Fort’s historic buildings and grounds will be open, with re-enactors in period clothing interpreting the history of the fort. Kids can churn butter in the kitchen, visit the kitchen garden, see the chickens scooted into their coop for the night, and visit with trappers, traders, and ladies from the 19th century.
Adult (18-64)  $8
Active Military/Spouse  $7
Senior (65+)
Youth (5-17) $5
Ages 4 and under Free
(Family=Max. 2 adults and 6 youth)

Fort Nisqually LogoFort Nisqually Living History Museum
5400 N. Pearl St. in Point Defiance Park
Tacoma, WA 98407

Chasing candy as it shoots from the "Candy Cannon"
kids running towards candy