United States Army Garrison Fort Casey
Located three miles south of Coupeville, Wash., on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound in Island County.
From I-5 north:
Take the Anacortes/Whidbey Island exit (#230), and drive to the Whidbey Island turnoff. From there, proceed south on Hwy. 20 to Coupeville. Follow the signs to the Keystone Ferry terminal. The park entrance sign is between the ferry terminal parking lot and the Camp Casey barracks in the 25 MPH zone.
From the Mukilteo Ferry terminal at Clinton:
Take Hwy. 525 following signs to the Keystone Ferry terminal. Pass the Keystone Ferry parking lot, and take first entrance to the left.
From the south:
Follow signs to the Keystone Ferry terminal. Pass ferry parking lot, and take first entrance to the left.
In 1858, the U.S. government purchased ten acres of land costing $400 for the construction of Admiralty Head Lighthouse. In 1890, the army took over the premises. It named its garrison "Fort Casey" in honor of Brigadier General Thomas Lincoln Casey, the last U.S. Army chief of engineers. At that time, Fort Casey, in union with Fort Worden and Fort Flagler, was said to comprise a "triangle of fire" guarding the entrance to Puget Sound.
When the fort was constructed, the old lighthouse had to be moved. A new lighthouse was built on the present site in 1903. Today the Admiralty Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey serves as a historic landmark and interpretive center. The park was incorporated into Ebey's Landing National Historic
|10 inch Shell loading port|
|Cannon mounted on Disappearing Carriage|
|The business end of a 10inch Shell|