Join the Festivities
A merry mood envelopes the Fort on this occasion. Both children and adults play games, and many of the Fort’s ladies and gentlemen will be dressed in their finest, 1850s style, at Queen Victoria’s Birthday, May 21, 11am – 5pm.
At noon, bagpipes will announce the start of the traditional tributes to the queen. The pipes are followed by a musket volley, toasts to the queen, and a cannon salute.
Throughout the day, guests can play croquet and other 19th century games. There will be tea, cookies, and lemonade while supplies last. Guests can enjoy live music and a talk and demonstration on mid-century music withSuzanne and Jim
. There will also be presentations on Victorian etiquette and ladies’ clothing. Several dozen re-enactors who will be cooking in the kitchen, toiling in the laundry, spinning wool, and hammering in the blacksmith’s shop.
is $5.00-$8.00, children 4 and younger admitted free. For more information, call (253) 591-5339.
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration of the Hudson’s Bay Company outpost on Puget Sound located in Point Defiance Park, Tacoma. Visitors experience life in Washington Territory during the 1850s. Nine buildings are open to the public, including the Granary and the Factors House, both National Historic Landmarks, and a Visitor Center with Museum Store. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a facility of Metro Parks Tacoma.
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
5400 N. Pearl St. in Point Defiance Park
Tacoma, WA 98407