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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, […]

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Living History Open House

Lakewood, WA – On July 13, Historic Fort Steilacoom will host the annual Living History Open House. Admission during the Open House is free, but donations are appreciated. The museum will open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Guests may begin their visit at the interpretive center in Quarters 4, where you can view and […]

Independence Day Celebration in Steilacoom

Historic Fort Steilacoom participates in the Town of Steilacoom’s annual celebration of our nation’s independence by having an information booth at the street fair next to Town Hall. Stop by from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Thursday, July 4th to take a picture with living historians in period clothing. Donations are appreciated.

On Exibit – Young Man In A Hurry

Enjoy another story we have to tell! Visit Historic Fort Steilacoom to find Legacy Washington’s exhibit “Young Man in a Hurry: The Life of Isaac Stevens” on display until May 2020. If you’re in Lakewood, check it out! Free admission to the exhibit with the purchase of a guided tour. For hours and fees visit […]

Arrival of the Army in Puget Sound Region

Lakewood, WA – On Sunday May 19, 2019, Tom Melberg will speak on Captain Bennett Hill who led Company M of the 1st Artillery Regiment establishing Fort Steilacoom in August 1849.  This presentation will begin at 2:00 p.m. in Quarters 2 of the Historic Fort Steilacoom Museum.  Fort Steilacoom will offer complimentary admission to the […]

Spring Open House & Annual Used Book Sale

Lakewood, WA – On Saturday, April 13, 2019, Historic Fort Steilacoom Association will host a Spring Open House and Annual Used Book Sale.  This event will occur between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  Download the press release to learn more. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE

Joseph Heath & His Farm

Lakewood, WA – On March 17, 2019, historian and author Jerry Eckrom will discuss Joseph Heath, an employee of the Hudson’s Bay Company, and his agricultural operation on the future site of Fort Steilacoom.  This lecture will take place in Quarters 2 of the Historic Fort Steilacoom Museum at 2 p.m.  Complimentary admission to lecture […]

Christmas at the Fort

Lakewood, WA – On December 8, 2018, Fort Steilacoom celebrated Christmas 1800’s style with dancing and music at this special evening event. To see more of this festive event visit our Event Gallery.