Foss Waterway Seaport, Tacoma

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#9 of 11 in Museums in Tacoma
Foss Waterway Seaport celebrates Tacoma's rich maritime heritage-past, present and future. Located on the waterfront, in a century-old wheat

warehouse known as the Balfour Dock building, Foss Waterway Seaport is where history actually took place! It is one of two remaining wooden

warehouses originally built to accommodate cargo arriving by rail and departing by square-rigged ships that frequented the port during the early

years of Tacoma's history. Foss Waterway Seaport is Puget Sound's maritime heritage, education and event center, where families, students and entire communities come to discover, explore, work and play.

ACTIVITIES

Maritime Museum

Land- and Boat-Based Education Marine science programs

. Event Rental Space

. Maritime Heritage Exhibits

. Heritage Boat Shop

. Guest Boat Moorage

ADMISSION

Free Seaport Members

$10.00 Adults

$8.00 Children, Students, Seniors 62 +

$ 25.00 Family Pass (up to 2 adults and 4 children)

DIRECTIONS:

. From I-5, (N.or S.)

. Take the Exit #133 (City Center) to 1705.

. Merge right and take the Schuster Parkway Exit .

. Remain in the left lane

. Turn right at the first light onto South 4 th Street

which becomes Dock Street

. Foss Waterway Seaport is on the left (705 Dock Street)

CONTACT

705 Dock Street, Tacoma WA 98402

253.272.2750 / info@fosswaterwayseaport.org
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  • The Foss Waterway Seaport was on the list of museums to visit in Tacoma and was a treat to the history of boats and seafaring in the area! Left me feeling like I needed something more though especiall...  more »
  • This museum is housed in a century-old wheat transfer facility. It does an excellant job of celebrating the art, culture, crafts and skills of Puget Sound’s maritime community  more »
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  • Had a lot of fun here today. My kids enjoyed themselves. Was very hands on and a lot to see and do. The employees/volunteers were also very nice and full of tons of information. Highly recommend checking out this museum, lots of wonderful information about Tacoma, the Foss Water Way and waterways of Washington. Great rainy day activity.
  • The museum itself was great my kids enjoyed it. Except for the issue we encountered on the way in. The lady at the front desk who watched me struggle to get in through the revolving door and did nothing to avail she could've opened one of the side door since they only open from the inside and are locked on the outside but instead she preceded to stay on her phone.

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