Fort Townsend State Historical Park

Fort Townsend State Historical Park

On our vacation, while Hubby and I were driving, we saw a sign for Fort Townsend State Historical Park. One of our goals for this trip was to not be in a hurry…to stop and explore instead of passing on by.

So we did.

Most of this fort has been reclaimed by the forest, and is now a beautiful place to camp. Built in 1856, the army fort served to protect settlers, participated in the Pig War in 1859, and as a munitions defusing station in WWII.

Fort Townsend State Historical Park

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Fort Townsend State Historical Park
Fort Townsend State Historical Park
Fort Townsend State Historical Park
Fort Townsend State Historical Park

The only building still standing is the one that was used to defuse munitions. It is now serving as a group campsite.

Fort Townsend State Historical Park
Fort Townsend State Historical Park
Fort Townsend State Historical Park
Fort Townsend State Historical Park
Fort Townsend State Historical Park
Fort Townsend State Historical Park

A morning walk along the bluff was very pleasant.

Fort Townsend State Historical Park

I am glad that we took the time to explore this lovely place!

Fort Townsend State Historical Park

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

10 responses to “Fort Townsend State Historical Park

  1. I enjoy those wandering trips, where you just make random stops along the way!

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  2. Beautiful and serene!

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  3. It was a fun discovery!

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  4. Very pretty! The best trips are off the beaten path.

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  5. Looks like a wonderful park to explore for historical insights, as well as fun walking and exercise. I will definitely add this to my bucket list.

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  6. What a lovely park. Interesting that the bodies were moved so far.

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