Fort Steilacoom is one of the oldest military bases of the U.S. Army, built in 1849. The existence of Fort Steilacoom encouraged settlers to take over Washington. In 1871, Fort Steilacoom was converted into an insane asylum and is now known as Western State Hospital. Fortunately, four of the original cottages of the fort are still standing and are open for tours on Sundays in the summer. The purpose of the museum is to inform the public of the contributions Fort Steilacoom made to United States History. Tours and presentations are put on monthly by a local non-profit organization. The gift shop is stocked and maintained with souvenirs to bring home to your collection.
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