Historic Fort Steilacoom

Fort Steilacoom occupies an important position in the history of early America and the Pacific Northwest. The fort played a significant role in the settling of Washington Territory. Beginning with its construction in 1849 and ending with its closure in 1868, Fort Steilacoom served as beacon of American power and promise, promoting the migration of settlers to Washington & securing American interest in the region.

Today, the Historic Fort Steilacoom Association seeks to interpret and preserve the fort’s remaining structures, reminding current and future generations of the fort’s contributions to the history of the United States.


Living History Day on Saturday, April 20, 2013

The HFSA will sponsor its annual LIving History Day on the fort's grounds on Saturday, April 20th. Come see and interact with fort docents and reenactors as they portray the soldiers and civilians of Historic Fort Steilacoom. Members of the Living History Detachment will be on-hand to interpret the weapons and accoutrements of both the infantry and artillery soldiers who served on-post between 1848-1865. Fort buildings will be open for tours as well as the fort's museum. We welcome all members of the public to attend. The event will be held between the hours of 10 AM to 4 PM.



Winter hours are now in effect through Memorial Day
First Sunday of the month, 1-4 PM