Brigade Encampment


Advance Ticket Purchase Required
Travel back to 1855, when the Hudson’s Bay Company annual fur brigade visited Fort Nisqually.
The annual Brigade Encampment will return in August as the museum’s first in-person event in over a year. This Signature Event recreates the bustle and excitement of the historic visit of fur traders to the Fort in 1855. Guests will witness the arrival of the brigade (the convoy that delivered a year’s worth of furs) and the spirited contests between trappers and traders. Join the Hudson’s Bay Company as an “Engagé for the Day” and meet living historians who demonstrate and teach heritage skills. For each new skill tried, collect beads and receive souvenir contracts from the Hudson’s Bay Company. Visitors will also enjoy Punch and Judy puppet shows, musical performances by the Pacific Ohana Foundation, and the Battle of Brigade Beards, hosted by Grit City Society of Beards.

  • Saturday, Aug. 14 - Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021
  • Location: 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA
  • Phone: (253) 404-3970
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $0-50
Brigade Encampment