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September 21

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day at Fort Nisqually

Saturday, September 21 (11:00am - 5:00pm)

At  Fort Nisqually visitors can travel back in time and 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.

Explore the award winning restoration of the fort’s National Historic Landmark buildings, try your hand at 19th century games and discover what life was like before electricity!

Visit for FREE on Sept. 21 during the national event "Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day" 

Admission is also free on Sept. 21 for Tacoma residents with proof of residency.