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Queen Victoria’s Birthday
May 21, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm$5
Relive the festive 19th century celebrations surrounding a royal holiday during Queen Victoria’s Birthday on Saturday, May 21, 11am–5pm. A merry mood permeates the Fort on this occasion. At noon, bagpipes 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. Many of the Fort’s ladies and gentlemen will be dressed in their finest, 1850s fashion. Throughout the day, guests can join in croquet and other 19th century games.
Located in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration of the Hudson’s Bay Company outpost on Puget Sound. Guests experience life in Washington Territory during the 1850s with the help of costumed interpreters. 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.