Explore Federal Way
The Cabins Are Now Open!
The Historical Society will soon have their Denny & Barker Cabins available for public viewing and activities. Restored to their original beauty,
these over-a- century-old structures will be open on the second Saturday of the month from 12:00pm – 4pm. Come see how the first settlers of
Federal Way lived! May 14th , June 11th , July 9th , August 13th and September 10th . The Cabins are located at West Hylebos Wetland Park,
411 South 348 th Street Federal Way, WA.
Mrs. Denny and the "Sweet-briar" Rose
Ms. Margaret Nelson gives a heart-warming retelling of the story behind the rosa rubigibosa and the strong woman who brought its fragrance to Federal Way,
WA. Please click the link below for the PDF excerpt from Heritage Roses Northwest Vol. 25, Issue 3.
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The Denny Cabin
David Denny was part of the original party that settled Seattle in 1851. This monograph tells his story including his construction of the Denny
Cabin in 1889 for use as a real estate office to promote the sale of land at the foot of Queen Anne Hill, including the land that now makes up
the Seattle Center and surrounding land. The 93 page monograph also tells why the Denny Cabin ended up in Federal Way and describes the restoration
work accomplished by the Historical Society of Federal Way.
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The Barker Cabin
This 65 page article provides a history of the oldest original structure in Federal Way. This homestead cabin was built in 1883 by John Barker. Barker lived in this cabin with his wife and
three children for seven years. Once called the "Ivied Cottage" because it was draped with ivy, the Barker Cabin is the oldest original structure in
the Federal Way area. The Historical Society of Federal Way has restored the historic Barker Cabin for public display at the entrance to West Hylebos Wetlands Park on
South 348th Street and Fourth Avenue South in Federal Way, Washington.
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