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Washington's Oldest Incorporated Town - 1854

Founded by Lafayette Balch, a Maine sea captain, Steilacoom began as a bustling frontier seaport on Puget Sound. It was the seat of Pierce County and a leading candidate for the site of the territorial capitol. This past has been preserved in the village of today.

Established as a National Historic District in 1974, Steilacoom has 32 buildings and sites listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Steilacoom's history is preserved and celebrated by the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association. The Association manages a Museum, Museum Store, and three historical properties.

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Steilacoom Features
  • Nathaniel Orr Home & Pioneer Orchard
    Built in 1854-1857, contains original furnishings and artifacts.

  • The Wagon Shop
    The original "wagon and blacksmith" shop located next to the Nathaniel Orr Museum.

  • Bair Drug & Hardware Store - 1895
    Includes early-day post office, hardware, patent medicines, 1906 soda fountain. , ice cream, breakfast on weekends. Open year round: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. daily. 253 588-9668. Breakfast, lunches, and ice cream. Open year round: 8:00am to 4:00pm Tuesdays – Saturdays and 8:00am to 2:00pm on Sundays.

The Museum, Orr Home, and Wagon Shop are located on the corner of Rainier and Main Streets. They are open to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 – 5:00 April through October and Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:00 in the summer during Steilacoom’s Farmers Market.

For more information about Steilacoom and the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association, visit

Steilacoom Historical Museum Association
P.O. Box 88016
Steilacoom, WA 98388-0016
Telephone: 253 584-4133

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