Fort Nisqually Candlelight Tours in October

Visit Fort Nisqually in the dark and get a perspective that can’t be seen everyday. Fort Nisqually’s Candlelight Tours on Oct. 3 and 4 allow the public to pass through the Fort with only stars, campfires and candles for light. Tickets for this popular event go on sale Sept. 1 and usually sell out.

On your tour, you will encounter re-enactors portraying the laborers, servants and gentlemen and ladies of the venerable Hudson’s Bay Company. Traveling through the fort, these people from the past won’t be aware of their 21st century visitors. To them, tour groups are merely spirits from the future.

Reservations are required for these tours, which are held after dark, are approximately an hour in length and start every 15 minutes. Tickets are $8/adults; $6/seniors and teens; and $5/children ages 5- 12. To order tickets call 591-5339.

Located in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration of the Hudson’s Bay Company outpost on the Puget Sound where visitors can travel back in time and experience life in Washington Territory during the Fur Trade era. Fort Nisqually is a facility of Metro Parks Tacoma.

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