705 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

Special Message from Foss Waterway Seaport

Rental income from private events helps to support the many programs at Foss Waterway Seaport.  Occasionally this impacts museum hours.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
The museum will close at 2:00pm on Wednesday, August 15
The museum will close at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 18

The museum will be open on Sunday, Sept 9 during the Downtown to Defiance cycling and walking event.  Consider participating in the event by riding or walking to visit!
Motorized vehicles should plan for the following traffic change on Dock Street from 9am to 1pm (creating a temporary one way flow):
  - North bound (water side), between South 15th Street overpass and Schuster Parkway will be closed to motorized vehicles
  - South bound (raid road track side) will be open for motorized vehicles

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Foss Waterway Seaport

Seaport Highlights

  • The Puyallup People: First on the Waterway

    First on the Waterways: The Puyallup People, (spuyaləpabš)...

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    Boat-based Education

    Expand education beyond the classroom and engage your students in life-changing learning on board marine research vessels. A boat-based expedition is a dynamic platform suited for field studies and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

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    Land-based Education

    Join us for one-of-a-kind student field trips! Visit our extraordinary Balfour Dock building to enjoy hands-on, customized learning experiences in history, marine science and maritime heritage.