The History of Fort Casey Inn
Fort Casey Inn, circa 1909, is former Officers' Quarters restored to their splendor and romantic patriotism. Built for the then active defensive installation of Fort Casey, which neighbors the Inn.
Fort Casey was one of three defense forts at the entrance of Admiralty Inlet, joining Fort Flagler and Fort Worden. The fort, activated in 1900, was named for Brig. General Thomas Lincoln Casey, Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army.
Attached to the Fort Casey Inn property is the original physician's quarters used to house the fort doctor. The dispensary and hospital, located just behind his house, was where the doctor treated the townspeople as well as the soldiers. The dispensary and hospital are gone, although the steps to the hospital remain in the woods behind the newly restored physician's quarters.
By 1908 Fort Casey was in full operation and ranked as the fourth largest military post in the state, having a staff of ten officers and 428 men. The big guns at the fort were first fired on September 11, 1901.
Fort Casey Inn was purchased in 1956 from the U.S. Government at a public auction, and was opened to guests. The previous owners have lovingly restored the Inn. These unique Georgian Revival-style homes are decorated with patriotic memorabilia and antiques that fill the Inn's rooms with history and nostalgia. The Fort Casey Inn was purchased in 2001 by Seattle Pacific University. Seattle Pacific owns and operates Camp Casey Conference Center, long time neighbor to the Inn. Click here to link to the Camp Casey Conference Center site: www.spu.edu/casey
Journey back in time and stay at Fort Casey Inn. Your reservations will accommodate you with one of the fully-restored Georgian Revival homes.
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