Metro Parks Tacoma

Fort Hours 2017

Regular Hours of Operation:

October 1 – April 30
Open Wednesday to Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Extended Summer Hours of Operation:

May 1 – September 30
Open Daily 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Special Closures

July 20( closing at 3 pm to prepare for Friday at the Fort)
Aug. 13 (Brigade Encampment Clean up)
Oct. 7 (Candlelight Tour Clean up)
Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving)
Mon., Dec. 25 (Christmas)
Mon., Jan. 1 (New Year's day)


Research Library
Thursday 1 pm - 4 pm or by appointment
Closed Nov. 24

Museum Store
Same hours at the Fort

Inclement Weather Closures
Point Defiance Park and the Fort may be closed during severe weather conditions such as wind, snow or ice storms. Get weather closure status: Click here

Point Defiance Park hours:
Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset

All Tacoma parks' hours are set by the Tacoma municipal code (chapter 8.27.220). Exceptions may apply, see the municipal code for details.