Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day at Fort Nisqually

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Fort Nisqually Washing Clothes

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 factor’s 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. 19, 2020 during the national event “Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.” The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Download a ticket before you arrive at the Fort.

Admission is also free on Sept. 19 for Tacoma residents with proof of residency.

Fort Nisqually Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day


Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 11:00 am


Fort Nisqually