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October 7 - October 8

Candlelight Tour 2016

Friday, October 7 – Saturday, October 8 (7:00pm - 9:30pm)

 
Magic by Candlelight
 
Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this magical evening walking tour of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Candlelight Tour is Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, 7-9:30 pm. 
 
Guests may eavesdrop as more than a hundred reenactors bring to life the men and women of the Hudson’s Bay Company. The people from the past won’t be aware of their 21st century visitors.
 
 Advance Tickets Required:
Tickets are now available HERE
Tickets are $12 for adults (age 13 and up) and $8 for youth (age 4-12). Tours start every 15 minutes. For more information call (253) 591-5339. 
 
This year, guests will arrive during October of 1859.  The Fort’s residents will be talking about the impending departure of the Fort's manager, Dr. Tolmie and discussing the confrontation of American and British forces at the San Juan Islands during the of the "Pig War."  
 
Throughout the Fort, visitors will encounter gentlemen managers and their wives, American settler families, experienced trappers, Scottish and French-Canadian laborers and their families, young people at a dance, blacksmiths working at the forge, clerks in the sale shop, and cooks in the kitchen. 
 
Located in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration of the Hudson’s Bay Company outpost on Puget Sound. Guests experience life in Washington Territory during the 1850s. Nine buildings are open to the public, including the Granary and the Factors House, both National Historic Landmarks, and a Visitor Center with Museum Store.
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Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
5400 N. Pearl St. in Point Defiance Park
Tacoma, WA 98407
253-591-5339