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Tour Fort Nisqually by candlelight

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Sep. 27, 2010 at 1:13 pm |
September 27, 2010 1:13 pm

Time travel back to 1859 during Fort Nisqually Living History Museum’s annual Candlelight Tours this weekend. On Friday and Saturday evenings the former Hudson’s Bay Company fort will be lit with campfires and candles (and hopefully some stars and a moon), peopled with re-enactors portraying the laborers, servants and rich folks of the time.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to adopt 19th-century speech yourself. According to the press release, “these people from the past won’t be aware of their 21st-century visitors. To them, tour groups are merely spirits from the future.” Indeed.

One-hour tours begin every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. Oct. 1-2. Advance ticket purchase is required: $7-$10. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is located in Point Defiance Park, Tacoma. 253-591-5339, www.fortnisqually.org

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