Important Parking Information

We want you and your family and/or guests to have a great time while at the Foss Waterway Seaport. Parking here is limited. Please read the following instructions very carefully.

The Foss Waterway Seaport has a 15 space parking lot on the North End of the Building.  These spaces are free of charge and are available to use whenever the museum is open to the public or hosting an event.


If these spaces are full, you have the following options:

Republic Parking manages a lot to the north of our lot. It is a pay lot and all users are responsible for payment in advance.

Street parking on Dock Street between our building and The Dock Building is also available. This is currently free parking. Standard City of Tacoma parking regulations apply.

Further down Dock Street, there is parking along the side of The Dock Building and at Thea's Park. Thea's Park is part of the Metro Parks Tacoma system and parking regulations for Metro Parks locations can vary from the City of Tacoma or local businesses.


This information may change without notice.  If you are coming to the Foss as part of an event, please check with the organizers to see if they've made parking arrangements. Those interested in contacting Republic Parking to arrange additional parking can reach them at (253) 627-4401.

Free parking for the Foss

Dock Street free curb parking

Paid lot run by Republic Parking