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Upcoming Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Events

Friday, July 20

Friday at the Fort

6:00 pm

Welcome to our 9th annual Friday at the Fort! This event is our annual fundraiser to support the educational programs of the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Where history is experienced not just memorized.  Gates will open at 6:00... More

Friday, July 27

Homespun Happy Hour

6:00 pm

We are taking DIY back in time!  Join us this summer for three evenings of "make and take" 19th century crafts. This is a chance to try your hand at scrimshaw, candle making, leatherwork, tinsmithing, felting, and more! There ... More

Saturday, August 11

Brigade Encampment

11:00 am

Admission $0 - $15 Travel back to 1855 during one of the largest museum events of the year as living historians set up dozens of tents at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. The event recreates the bustle and excitement of the historic ... More
Beard Competition

3:30 pm

As part of our Brigade Encampment this year we will be hosting a beard competition with the Grit City Society of Beards.   Men can enter one of three catagories: Trapper - Full Beard ~ Unstyled or Natural Laborer - Full ... More

Sunday, August 12

Brigade Encampment

11:00 am

Admission $0 - $15 Travel back to 1855 during one of the largest museum events of the year as living historians set up dozens of tents at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. The event recreates the bustle and excitement of the historic ... More

Friday, August 24

Homespun Happy Hour

6:00 pm

We are taking DIY back in time!  Join us this summer for three evenings of "make and take" 19th century crafts. This is a chance to try your hand at scrimshaw, candle making, leatherwork, tinsmithing, felting, and more! There ... More

Saturday, September 8

Harvest Home

11:00 am

Admission $0 - $10 Join us to celebrate the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn at our Harvest Home festival. The day will include popular Victorian games, traditional music and dance performances, and the arrival of the hock cart carryi... More

Friday, October 5

Candlelight Tour

7:00 pm

Admission $0 - $15 Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this magical evening walking tour of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Guests eavesdrop as more than a hundred historical interpreters bring to life the men, women, an... More

Saturday, October 6

Candlelight Tour

7:00 pm

Admission $0 - $15 Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this magical evening walking tour of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Guests eavesdrop as more than a hundred historical interpreters bring to life the men, women, an... More

Saturday, December 1

Christmas Regale

11:00 am

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern holidays and experience a real old-fashioned Christmas at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. A highlight of the event is the arrival of the yule log, towed in by young visitors at 1 pm. Ev... More