7 - 9:30 pm
(ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED)Take a peek into the past during Fort Nisqually Living History Museum's annual Candlelight Tours.
This glimpse into 1859, which is held after dark, features a guided walking tour of the fort with only stars, campfires and candles to light the way.
While on the tour visitors will encounter re-enactors portraying the laborers, servants and gentlemen and ladies of the venerable Hudson's Bay Company and eavesdrop on life as it was in 1857. These people from the past won't be aware of their 21st century visitors. To them, tour groups are merely spirits from the future!
Tours begin every 15 minutes starting at 7 pm and last approximately one hour. Ticket holders park their vehicles in the zoo lot and take a quick shuttle ride to the Fort. This helps set the time-traveling mood while minimizing vehicle noise and lights near the event.
Advanced ticket purchase is required for these popular tours.
Tickets go on sale September 1, 2013.
$12 ages 13 and up
$8 ages 4 - 12
How to purchase tickets:
PHONE: Call 253-591-5339. Beginning September 1st, but no earlier, leave your name, phone number, how many tickets you need and for which night and time. Calls will be returned in the order received. Tour times are every 15 minutes from 7:00 to 9:30 both nights. Your walking tour of the Fort lasts approximately one hour.
IN PERSON: You may purchase tickets during regular Fort hours.