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Pre-School and Primary

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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.

Group Size
Groups of 15 - 25 students can be accommodated on these tours. Larger groups should reserve two adjacent tour hours. (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 10am to 2pm. Starting times are on the half hour with tours lasting approximately 1.5 hours.

Pre-Visit Information 

Print the Pre-Visit Information Preschool and Primary.pdf

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) 404-3970 if you have other questions.

The tour fee is $6.00 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.

Prices are subject to change without notice.