Steilacoom Attractions

Steilacoom’s attractions are many. In the 1930’s, our area’s first female real estate agent coined the slogan “Steilacoom has charm.”

The phrase stuck, no doubt because it’s true. Officially “2.1 square miles small,” Steilacoom may not be large, but its charming houses cascade down the town’s terraced terrain toward the water. Established architecture and landscaping give the Town of 6,284 a timeless look.

Steilacoom parks
Thanks to its charming downtown and proximity to the Puget Sound, the Town of Steilacoom features roughly a dozen picturesque parks. Some of the local favorites include:

  • Pioneer Orchard Park (host to a summer concert series)
  • Sunnyside Beach
  • Perkins Park
  • Webber Court Park

Recreational options abound. Favorite local outdoor activities include kayaking, fishing, tennis, and baseball. And our proximity to the U.S. Open golf destination, Chamber’s Bay Golf Course, makes Steilacoom a favorite community for lovers of the links.

Neighborhoods
The Town of Steilacoom is a quaint patchwork quilt consisting of five major neighborhoods: Old Town, Madrona, Cherrydale, Rigney, and Saltar’s Point.

Day trips and destinations
The Pierce County Ferry terminal located on Union Ave makes daily trips to Anderson Island possible. If your preference is to sail through town and take in historic sites, you’ll love Steilacoom’s 40-block Historic District. Stops at the Orr Family Home, the Mission Church, the Wagon Shop and Historic Fort Steilacoom also belong on your itinerary.

Dining and accommodations
Steilacoom dining tends toward pub fare — appropriate for a maritime municipality, don’t you think? — and those seeking lodging will find comfy accommodations from Above the Sound B&B and The Inn at Saltar’s Point.

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