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Camp Casey Open House
June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camp Casey, originally known as Fort Casey, opened in 1890 by the U.S. military. Fort Casey, along with Fort Worden in Port Townsend and Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island, became part of the “triangle of fire” to protect the entrance to Puget Sound. Within 20 years, Fort Casey was the fourth largest military post in Washington State, housing ten officers and 428 enlisted men.
Fort Casey was decommissioned after World War II, and Seattle Pacific University purchased the property in 1956. The buildings have been updated and renovated to house school groups, churches, nonprofit organizations, and outdoor education classes.
Open house events include:
Free admission to the Sea Lab, a marine biology teaching facility
Tours of the barracks and mess hall (with complimentary snacks/coffee)
Tour of the Fort Casey Inn, a row of cottages formerly used as officer’s housing just before World War I.
Guided tour of the Colonel’s House with the state’s Fort Casey expert Steve Kobylk at 1 and 3pm
Historical lecture surrounding the birth of Fort Casey by SPU Professor Emeritus of History Bill Woodward at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Guided walking tour of Fort Casey State Park and gun batteries will begin at 1 and 3 p.m. with History Professor Woodward.
The Admiralty Head Lighthouse located in the park will be open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. for tours.
Due to repairs the Swimming Pool is not open this summer
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