It all started at DuPont: Gateway to Puget Sound History
Discover the history of Native Americans, Hudson Bay Company Fur Traders, Missionaries and DuPont explosive workers through the Museum's interpretive displays, photos, and artifacts.
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DuPont Historical Museum

The Museum is located in DuPont's Historic Village. The building once served as the Village's meat market and later DuPont's first City Hall.

Gazebo at the Harry L. Robinson Park

Gazebo at the Harry L. Robinson Park is located next to the museum. The park was named after DuPont’s first mayor. DuPont’s Dynamite Train is also housed at the park.

Cherry Blossoms Line Barksdale Avenue

Cherry Blossoms line Barksdale Avenue in time for DuPont Historical Society’s Annual Cherry Blossom Tea. The DuPont Company planted the first Japanese Cheery trees in the 1930s.

Old Fort Nisqually

Discover the history of Native Americans, Hudson Bay Company Fur Traders, Missionaries and DuPont explosive workers through the Museum's interpretive displays, photos, and artifacts.

Articles by historian and author Drew Crooks for the DuPont Museum
DuPont, Washington has a rich history that stretches far into the past. For thousands of years Native Americans lived in the area. Hudson’s Bay Company employees and American settlers came to the region in the nineteenth century. Then in 1909 the DuPont Village was established by the DuPont Company. The Village has survived many changes over time. Today it remains the City of DuPont’s historic heart...  [Read More]
 
DuPont, Washington is fortunate to have many historic sites within its boundaries, including several places associated with the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC). This British corporation, originally chartered in 1670, had established trading posts throughout what is now Canada and the Pacific Northwest by the early 19th century. Over time the HBC constructed a sequence of stations in the present-day DuPont area...  [Read More]
 
For millennia the Nisqually Indians have lived in the Nisqually River Valley, including the area that is now the City of DuPont. Over time they have had a number of leaders, but none remembered with more honor than Leschi and Quiemuth. These two brothers played important roles in the momentous Medicine Creek Council of 1854 and the Puget Sound Indian War that followed...  [Read More]
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Drew W. Crooks graduated from the University of Washington with a Masters Degree in museum studies. For over twenty-five years he has worked with various museums in Southern Puget Sound, and written extensively on the region’s heritage.
 
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207 Barksdale Ave, DuPont 98327
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