Candlelight Tour

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Fort Nisqually candlelight tour

Oct 2-3, 2020
7-9 pm

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, and children of the Hudson’s Bay Company.

This year, guests will arrive during October of 1859. News of the Pig War, taking place on the San Juan Islands, circulates through the Fort while Dr. Tolmie and his family are preparing to leave Fort Nisqually for Vancouver Island. Visitors will encounter gentlemen and their wives, American settler families, experienced trappers, Scottish and French-Canadian laborers, young people at a dance, blacksmiths working at the forge, clerks in the sale shop, and cooks in the kitchen.

Walking tours are approximately an hour in length and begin every 15 minutes.

A shuttle bus transports visitors to Fort Nisqually from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium parking lot. For questions about accessibility requirements call (253) 404-3970.

Advance ticket purchase required.


Ages 3 and under: Free
Youth (4-17): $10.50
Adult (18+): $15.50

For more information call (253) 404-3970.

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Oct 2 & 3; 7-9 pm


Fort Nisqually
5519 Five Mile Dr
Tacoma, WA 98407