Urban Adventure - Fort Nisqually

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Urban Adventure - Fort Nisqually

Photograph historic re-enactments at the fort. Outdoors and indoor photo opportunities. All activities are free with paid admission: Adult (18-64) $15.50 Military/Senior (65+) $15.50 Youth (4-17) $10.50 Upcoming Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Events August 10 - August 11 Brigade Encampment Saturday, August 10 – Sunday, August 11 (11:00am - 5:00pm) Travel back to 1855 during one of the largest museum events of the year as living historians set up dozens of tents at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. The event recreates the bustle and excitement of the historic visit of fur traders to the Fort in 1855. Guests will witness the arrival of the brigade (the convoy that delivered a year’s worth of furs) and spirited contests between trappers and traders – from obstacle course races to cooking contests. At 11:30 a.m. each day, the fur trade brigade arrives, led by bagpipers and welcomed by a volley of musket fire. The day unfolds with competitions, Punch and Judy puppet shows, fashion shows and musical performances. Visitors can participate in "Engagé for the Day," and meet living historians who demonstrate and teach heritage skills such as fire starting and spinning wool. For each new skill tried, kids collect beads and receive souvenir contracts from the Hudson’s Bay Company.

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Try to get there early to find parking and meet leader at front gate entrance by 10:30 am. I will be leaving around 12:30 pm. Check in with me before you enter and when you leave or before I leave. You may stay as long as you like after I leave. This is go at your own pace taking photos of what ever catches your interest. Bring photos to photo club meeting to share later.

Travel back to 1855 during one of the largest museum events of the year as living historians set up dozens of tents at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum.

The event recreates the bustle and excitement of the historic visit of fur traders to the Fort in 1855.

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Water, snacks, appropriate outerwear and sturdy shoes. Don't forget to bring your camera and take lots of photos.

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