9601 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Campus of Western State Hospital
Lakewood, WA 98498
Historic Fort Steilacoom Website »
Fort Steilacoom was opened in 1849 to establish an American military presence in the Puget Sound region and to protect settlers. Four of the original quarters remain today as a living history museum.
Visitors can see a diorama of the fort as it appeared in 1858 along with exhibits of Army equipment and a short video of the fort's history. Guided tours of the historic houses will feature reenactors.
This venue will accept your Museum Day Live! ticket on the screen of your smartphone.
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