Explore the Rich History of Tacoma

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Often referred to as the “City of Destiny”, Tacoma has played an important part in the development of the Northwest. There are some incredible cultural attractions within a short distance of Narrows Pointe that are devoted to the rich history of Tacoma and its surroundings. Here are a few spots to try!

Foss Waterway Seaport

Showcasing Tacoma’s maritime history, the Foss Waterway Seaport is an important part of Tacoma’s cultural landscape. Established in 1996, the Foss Waterway Seaport recognizes the art, workmanship and community of this area of the Puget Sound. An array of permanent exhibits are on display with topics such as Puyallup People: First on the Waterways and Mosquito Fleet: The Ferry Fleet of South Puget Sound. Additionally, there are rotating temporary exhibits as well as a working boat shop.

Fort Nisqually

With a mission to preserve the history of Tacoma, Fort Nisqually is a living museum based on the first globally connected community to be established on the Puget Sound. First settled in 1833 as a fur trading post, Fort Nisqually transitioned to an important agricultural center that centered around cattle, horses and various crops. Today, visitors can explore the many exhibits or take part in activities like tinsmithing and candlelight tours.

Tacoma Historical Society Museum

Located in downtown Tacoma, the Tacoma Historical Society Museum is an affiliation of the Tacoma Historical Society. Making its home in the renowned Provident Building, this museum covers over 3,000 square feet of space. Free to the public, guests can enjoy an ever-changing rotation of exhibitions such as Old School Tacoma and Her Story: Tacoma’s Women of Destiny.  

Ideally situated in North Tacoma, Narrows Pointe makes it easy to enjoy the many historical sights around the city. Please contact us to learn more and to schedule a tour.

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