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Steilacoom is a small town in Puget Sound region of Washington state.


Steilacoom was founded by Lafayette Balch, a sea captain from Maine, and officially incorporated in 1854. It is the oldest incorporated town in Washington and has 4 individual buildings and sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the oldest Catholic Church in the state and the first Protestant Church north of the Columbia River, as well as the Steilacoom Historic District, with 68 contributing properties.

Steilacoom's main source of early prosperity was the manufacture and export of lumber to San Francisco. When the United States Congress established the Washington Territory on March 2, 1853, Governor Isaac Stevens chose Steilacoom to be the seat of Pierce County.

Get in[edit]

former rail station & ferry terminal

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Steilacoom Tribal Cultural Center

1 Steilacoom Tribal Cultural Center, 1515 Lafayette St, +1 (253) 584-6308. Sat 10AM-4PM. Museum and gift shop of the Steilacoom Tribe.


1 Sunnyside Beach, 2509 Chambers Creek Rd. ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset. $5 parking fee for non-residents.


Eat and Drink[edit]

1 Topside Bar & Grill, 215 Wilkes St, +1 (253) 212-3690, . Sun 9AM-9PM, Mon-Thu 11AM-9PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-10PM.

2 Steilacoom Pub & Grill, 1202 Rainier St, +1 (253) 584-7693. Sun-Thu 8AM-12AM, Fri-Sat 8AM-2AM.



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