Have you wanted to explore what once was Washington’s fourth largest military post?
Have you wanted to explore what once was Washington’s fourth largest military post? The public is invited to see inside many of the buildings at Seattle Pacific University’s Camp Casey Conference Center on Friday June 19, 12-4 p.m. Visitors will get a rare chance to have historians lead them on guided, scheduled tours of the Colonel’s House at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. The house is predominantly utilized for retreat space for SPU Leadership and for special groups.
Tours of the various barracks and the mess hall will be featured. Guests can get a glimpse of the “Sea Lab,” with Camp Casey naturalists. There will be free admission to the outdoor pool and complimentary snacks.
New this year is the “Surplus Sale,” which will feature various Casey treasures including vintage furniture, World War II lockers, and other items. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tours of Fort Casey State Park and the Admiralty Head Lighthouse, adjacent to Camp Casey and owned by Washington State Parks, are scheduled at 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Camp Casey, formerly known as “Fort Casey,” opened in 1890 by the U.S. military. Fort Casey along with Fort Worden and Fort Flagler became part of what was known as the “triangle of fire,” created to protect the entrance of Puget Sound. Over the course of 20 years, Fort Casey became the fourth largest military post in Washington State until its decommissioning in the 1950s. SPU purchased the property in 1956 and hosts various churches, nonprofit organizations, and outdoor education classes.
For more information, visit www.spu.edu/depts/casey or call 866-661-6604.