Washington’s history stands tall: the Granary at Fort Nisqually

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Washington’s past comes alive at Fort Nisqually, a reconstructed fur trading and farming post from the 1830s that is located in current-day DuPont. While the fort itself boasts a rich history, the true champion of age is the unassuming Granary. Built in 1843, this sturdy and humble structure stands as the oldest surviving building in Washington State.

Originally used to store crops and provisions, the Granary witnessed the bustling trade between the Puget Sound Agricultural Company and Native American communities. Today, nestled within Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, the Granary offers a glimpse into Washington’s early agricultural and commercial endeavors.

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