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  • Take a Tacoma History Walk

    Mobile Old Town Walking Tour on STQRY

    Access the FREE Old Town Tacoma Walking Tour anytime by downloading the STQRY app to your smartphone or tablet.

    Pick up a Kids Activity Book from the Cabin to enhance the walking tour for your family. Bring your completed booklet to the Museum for a free postcard!

  • The dates for our 2017 Old Town History Walk series,

    featuring four guided walking tours -

    each with a different theme -

    will be announced next spring.

    Want to schedule a special group tour?

    Choose from four intriguing themes to learn more about Tacoma's Old Town history

    • Immigrant Influences
    • Tacoma's Frontier Days
    • Tacoma's 1st Working Waterfront
    • Old Town Institutions - Community Services & Leaders

    Contact Mary Bowlby.

    Immigrant Influences

    Tacoma's 1st Working Waterfront

    Tacoma's Frontier Days

    Old Town Institutions

  • Santa Visits Old Town

    Santa photos are now available for download!

    Thank you to our sponsor, Connelly Law Offices!

    Thank you to our co-sponsor, Old Town Business & Professional Association!

    Thank you to the Kitsap Carolers, Old Town MarKee, and all our wonderful volunteers!

    We couldn't have done it without you!

  • Craft Saturdays

    Watch this space for the 2017 Craft Saturday schedule

    February - November


    "Thank You!" to our sponsor:

  • 2016 Pioneer Days Festival

    Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and to everyone who joined us

    for a day full of pioneer fun!

    Special "Thanks!" to:

    • Mike Saunders and Podorythmie - for the great music!
    • Joe Pace, who portrayed Job Carr during the Festival
    • Mel Carr, who greeted guests in the Cabin and shared his family history
    • Classical Tuesdays, for bring the Brass Band Northwest to Old Town Park
    • Northwest Woodcarvers, for sharing their skill and knowledge
    • Karen Haas and Mikki Hayes, for demonstrating weaving and spinning
    • Girl Scout Troop #40931, for raising the flag and being great helpers

    Find photos of the 2016 Pioneer Days Festival on our Facebook photo page

    This video from TV Tacoma's CityLine tells about PDF2015

    (recorded 9/10/15, clip begins at 17:25).


    DP&C, Old Town Business & Professional Assoc.,

    Allstate Ins. - Burnett Family Agency

    and City of Tacoma- Heritage Preservation Grant

  • #Tacoma150Years


    In 2015, we celebrated 150 years since Job Carr's "Eureka!" moment,

    when he decided to stake his claim on the site that became "Tacoma City"

    and built a cabin on the shores of Commencement Bay.


    Read about the historic moment and Job, the man, in this News Tribune article.

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