Metro Parks Tacoma

Homeschool Tours

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Guided tours are offered to groups year-round. An educator in period clothing will teach your students about the history of Fort Nisqually as part of a global fur trade business. Students will visit our historic buildings where the focus is on daily life of Fort Nisqually's 19th century employees and their families.

Group Size
Groups of 15 - 90 students can be accommodated on these tours. Larger groups should reserve two adjacent tour times. (TIP: In nice weather, you may choose to have one group picnic at the neighboring rentable picnic shelter while the other group takes a tour of the fort).

Dates and Times
Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm Start times are on the half-hour with tours lasting approximately 1½ hours.

Reservations
Fort Nisqually tour reservation request button.Click on this button to complete a reservation request form for tours with an educator. Be prepared with a choice of dates and times you would like to reserve. After a $75  non-refundable deposit is received, you will receive a reservation confirmation by email. Call Fort Nisqually at (253) 591-5339 if you have other questions.

Fees
$5.50 per student with a minimum charge of $75. 1 adult chaperone is required and admitted free for every 10 students. Additional adults pay $5.50 per person. Payment should be made at the end of the tour by cash, check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) or pre-arranged purchase order. 
                                 

Prices are subject to change without notice.