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Fort Steilacoom Closed Through July

Historic Fort Steilacoom will continue to remain closed for the month of July, due to COVID-19 concerns. This means that the museum will not be open to the public. We hope that everyone will stay safe and healthy. We look forward to a time when we can all return safely to regular operating hours. Thank […]

FORT STEILACOOM- CLOSED THROUGH MAY

Historic Fort Steilacoom will continue to remain closed for the month of May, due to COVID-19 concerns. This means that the museum will not be open to the public on the first Sunday of May and the Memorial Day weekend event has also been cancelled. We hope that everyone will stay safe and healthy. We […]

Fort Steilacoom- Closed Through April

After much discussion, the Historic Fort Steilacoom Association has made the difficult decision to close for the month of April, in light of the developing situation over COVID-19. This means that the museum will not be open to the public on the first Sunday of April and the Smithsonian Museum Day & Annual Book Sale […]

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day & Annual Used Book Sale- CANCELLED

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO CONCERNS OVER COVID-19 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE BUT WE HOPE THAT EVERYONE WILL STAY SAFE & HEALTHY. Lakewood, WA – On Saturday, April 4, watch the museum come to life as living historians participate in a national event, coordinated by the Smithsonian Magazine.  […]

Notable Pioneer Winters

Lakewood, WA – On Sunday, January 19, Historian and author Dennis Larsen will speak on winter storms affecting life at the fort in 1846, 1852, 1861, 1880 with a brief mention of weather events of 1950, 1962 and 2012.  Quarters 2 at 2 p.m.  Complimentary admission to lecture, donations are accepted, and guided tours available […]

Christmas at Fort Steilacoom 1859

Lakewood, WA – On December 14, Celebrate the Christmas season as living historians in period clothing present a period candle light Christmas.  The gift shop will be open for holiday shopping.  Tickets to the event will be available for purchase in the Interpretive Center/Quarters 4.  The event runs from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Visit […]

Shop Amazon Smile – Support Fort Steilacoom

Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1240261, AmazonSmile donates to Historic Fort Steilacoom? We appreciate your support and hope you will keep Historic Fort Steilacoom in mind this holiday season. Historic Fort Steilacoom is a 501c3 non-profit organization and your donations are tax deductible. Visit historicfortsteilacoom.org for more details.

Living History and Reenacting Swap Meet

Lakewood, WA – On November 16, Historic Fort Steilacoom Association will host a Living History and Reenacting Swap Meet.  The event will feature original and reproduction items, spanning the distance from the American Revolutionary War through the present-day Gulf Wars. The Swap Meet will run from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m.  Guests will receive complimentary […]

U.S. Army Barracks: Housing the Frontier Army

Lakewood, WA – On October 20, Gideon Pete will describe how the federal government created permanent Army posts in the west, replacing temporary camps.  The Historic Fort Steilacoom Association will precede the program with a brief membership Annual Meeting and election of officers in Quarters 2 at 2:00 p.m.  Complimentary admission to lecture and interpretive […]

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Lakewood, WA – On September 21, Watch the museum come to life as living historians participate in a national event, coordinated by the Smithsonian Magazine.  Volunteers live and work as soldiers, officers, wives, children and friends of the garrison.  Complimentary admission to Lakewood residents and those with Museum Day passes.  To get your own pass, […]