UPDATE: The June 19 Fort Ward Living History Walk is now SOLD OUT. Thank You to IslandWood, the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, and the Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum at Fort Worden for partnering with us on this great event, and to all who have signed up to visit our historic neighborhood.
Have you ever wondered about the rich military history of Fort Ward Park
Once called the Little Fort at Bean Point, this National Historic District served the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps and the Navy through two World Wars, and played a key role in the defense of Puget Sound and our nation.
Friends of Fort Ward, IslandWood and the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum are teaming up to offer a Living History Walk of Fort Ward, 1-3:30 pm this Sunday, June 19.
Cost of the Fort Ward Living History Walk is $10 (ages 8 and up), and pre-registration is required through IslandWood. Click here to sign up!
On this guided tour you will visit old gun emplacements, gaze across a former underwater mine field, and watch highly trained personnel communicate in Morse Code at Station S, the fort’s radio school where top-secret codes were intercepted. We’ll step back in time to see the land, historic buildings and even artifacts with new eyes.
At the end of the tour, you will enter the historic bakery building in Fort Ward and learn about the plans afoot to restore this building’s architecture to its glory days and create a community hall for our whole community! We’ll have refreshments, including some freshly baked bread.
Special thanks to IslandWood and the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum for teaming up with Friends of Fort Ward on this exciting and informative event.