Fort Steilacoom

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The first federal fort in Puget Sound, and originally called Post on Puget Sound. On the grounds of Western State Hospital. Four original buildings remain. 30 wood frame buildings were erected in 1857 and 1858 to replace the original log buildings. In 1861 the federal troops left to fight in the Civil War, leaving the Territorial Militia in charge of the fort. The post was then transferred to Fort Nisqually.


Fort Steilacoom County Park, Angle Lane SW, Lakewood


Open Daily: 7:30 a.m. - Dusk

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