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May 20

Queen Victoria's Birthday

Saturday, May 20 (11:00am - 5:00pm)

Relive the festive 19th century celebrations surrounding a royal holiday. A merry mood permeates the Fort on this occasion. At noon, bagpipes announce the start of the traditional tributes to the queen. The pipes are followed by a musket volley, toasts to the queen, and a cannon salute. Many of the Fort’s ladies and gentlemen will be dressed in their finest, 1850s fashion. Throughout the day, guests can visit with our historical interpreters, join in a game of croquet, learn a few steps from the Tacoma Scottish Country Dancers, and at 3pm enjoy a performance by the Chief Leschi Elementary, Puyallup Tribal School Drum & Dance Group.

Event admission is $8-$10, and children 3 and younger are free. For more information call (253) 591-5339.

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