Foss Waterway Seaport

705 Dock St.
Tacoma, WA 98402- Map It
Phone: (253) 272-2750

AAA Editor Notes

Foss Waterway Seaport is at 705 Dock St. Housed in the historic Balfour Building—the last remnant of a mile-long, timber frame wheat warehouse built in 1900—this museum of regional maritime history and commerce has rotating exhibits, vintage artifacts and a collection of classic recreational watercraft. Historic photographs, vessel name boards and model ships augment the displays. A permanent exhibit explores the history of the Puyallup Tribe and their connection to the Salish Sea and Puyallup River. You can watch craftsmen at work in the Heritage Boat Shop and participate in hands-on demonstrations. Discovery Wharf engages kids with a variety of activities. Or simply relax on one of the benches along the outdoor esplanade overlooking Foss Waterway and the city's industrial working waterfront; in clear weather Mount Rainier is a commanding backdrop.
$10; $8 (ages 6-16, ages 62+ and military and college students with ID); $25 (family, two adults and up to four children); free (to all third Thurs. of the month 4-8).
Station: Theater District/S 9th
Hours: Wed.-Sat. 10-4 (also third Thurs. of the month 4-8), Sun. noon-4. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.