Fort Nisqually

Tourist in Your Own Town
5:01 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Travelling Back to the Days of Pioneers at Fort Nisqually

An 1800s relay race involves setting traps, carrying water and starting a fire from scratch with flint rocks.
Jennifer Wing

Before the first pioneers trekked through the Wild West to reach Puget Sound, there was already a thriving business here shipping goods to customers across the globe.

In 1832, Hudson’s Bay Company established Fort Nisqually, the very first European settlement in Puget Sound.

Today, a detailed replica of the fort, called the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, stands at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park.

Read more