Seaside History on Whidbey Island: Fort Casey and Admiralty Head Lighthouse

DC Gun
There are two 10″ D.C. rifles at Fort Casey Historical Park. One has battle scars from Japanese fire.

Fort Casey Historical Park and Admiralty Head Lighthouse 

This summer I got to feed my passion for history by spending two days at Fort Casey Historical Park, which also includes Admiralty Head Lighthouse. I was blown away by the history of the lighthouse which goes back to 1860. And, in 1897 the fort was built to protect the Naval Shipyard in Bremerton. I’d definitely recommend attending the summer docent led battery tours (a shout out to Dick Malone), which really enhanced the entire experience. Even my teenage step-daughter enjoyed herself.

Read more at, “History Next to the Sea: Fort Casey Historical Park on Whidbey Island,” at The Crossing Guide.


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