Catholic School tours Fort Nisqually

Fort Nisqually offers educational programs for all ages and group sizes (15-90). Larger groups can be accommodated in back to back tours. Advance registration is required and tours must be scheduled at least one month in advance.

Get details below then complete a tour reservation request form.

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Call us at (253) 404-3970

Preschool and Primary Group Tours

Preschool and Primary Group Tours
Come join Wally Nisqually, our friendly beaver mascot, as we discover the fun of Hands-On History. These guided tours of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum are offered to preschoolers from age 4 through third grade. Watch the past come alive for your students as they experience life in 1855 with visits to our historic buildings, stories, songs, and time for old fashioned play.

Groups of 15 – 25 students can be accommodated on the preschool and primary tours. Larger groups should reserve two adjacent tour hours.

Pre-Visit Information

Reservations

Click on the tour request button to complete a reservation request. 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) 404-3970 if you have other questions.

Tour Reservation Request Form

Fees

The tour fee is $6 per person. There is a minimum charge of $75. Teachers are admitted free and one adult chaperone is admitted free for every 10 students. Payment should be made at the end of the tour by cash, check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) or pre-arranged purchase order.

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.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Third Grade and Beyond

Third Grade and Beyond School Tours

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 and agricultural business. Students will visit our historic buildings where the focus is on daily life of Fort Nisqually’s 19th century employees and their families. Each tour includes hands-on opportunities.

Groups of 15 – 90 students can be accommodated on these tours. Larger groups should reserve two adjacent tour hours.

Download an Education Packet  Learn more about scholarships

Limited Scholarships are available for school age groups through the Fort Nisqually Foundation.

Reservations

Click on the tour request button to complete a reservation request. 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) 404-3970 if you have other questions.

Tour Reservation Request Form 

Fees

The tour fee is $6 per person. There is a minimum charge of $75. Teachers are admitted free and one adult chaperone is admitted free for every 10 students. Payment should be made at the end of the tour by cash, check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) or pre-arranged purchase order.

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.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Multi-Age and Homeschool Tours

Multi-Age and Homeschool Tours

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.

Groups of 15 – 90 students can be accommodated on these tours. Larger groups should reserve two adjacent tour times.

Reservations

Click on the tour request button to complete a reservation request. 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) 404-3970 if you have other questions.

Tour Reservation Request Form 

Fees

The tour fee is $6 per person. There is a minimum charge of $75. Teachers are admitted free and one adult chaperone is admitted free for every 10 students. Payment should be made at the end of the tour by cash, check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) or pre-arranged purchase order.

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.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Adult Tours

Adult Tours

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

Click on the tour request button to complete a reservation request. After a $75 non-refundable deposit is received, you will receive a reservation confirmation by email.

You can call Fort Nisqually at (253) 404-3970 to make specific arrangements so we can tailor the tour to your group’s specific needs and interests.

These tours will take approximately 1.5 hours and are $9 per person with a $75 minimum.

Tour Reservation Request Form 

Women's Tours

Women’s Tours

Explore the feminine side of the fur trade on Puget Sound. Those interested in women’s history are invited to learn about the daily life and concerns of the women living at Fort Nisqually during the mid-nineteenth century.

The tour begins with an introduction to Fort Nisqually in the Trade Store by a female interpreter in period clothing and continues on through the Fort buildings. The tour focuses on women’s perspectives through personal stories of Fort women of various classes.

Participants will gain an appreciation for this lesser known side of history through discussion and display of items which reflect the women of Fort Nisqually. Appropriate for 6th grade and beyond, especially Women’s Studies groups, Girl Scouts, and Senior Citizens groups interested in local women’s history.

These tours will take approximately 1.5 hours and are priced at $5.50 – $9.00 per person with a $75 minimum. A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your time.

Tour Reservation Request Form 

Senior Tours

Senior Tours

Fort Nisqually offers tours specially designed for groups of seniors. These tours can be customized to meet the physical needs of your particular group and/or area of interest.

These tours emphasize not only the Hudson’s Bay Company history, but also the ongoing restoration work that began in the 1930s. The tours start with a brief talk about how Fort Nisqually came to be located in Point Defiance Park in the 1930s. We’ll also discuss the important role of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) played during the Great Depression in the restoration of the Fort.

These tours will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and are priced at $8 per person with a $75 minimum. The tours work best with 20 people or fewer.

Please call Fort Nisqually at (253) 404-3970 to make arrangements so we can tailor the tour to your group’s specific needs and interests. A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your time.

Payment should be made at the end of the tour by cash, check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) or pre-arranged purchase order.

Tour Reservation Request Form 

Prices are subject to change without notice