Foss Waterway

Come explore our region’s
extraordinary maritime heritage!

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Experiences at the Seaport

Come explore our region’s extraordinary maritime heritage! Learn how the people, boats, and industries that built the heart of Tacoma have shaped our future and changed the way we view the treasures of Puget Sound.

Mission Statement: 
The mission of the Foss Waterway Seaport is to celebrate Tacoma’s rich maritime heritage – past, present and future.  

Vision Statement:
To create the region’s most compelling maritime heritage education and recreation resource.

Museum Hours: 
The Foss Waterway Seaport maritime museum is open to the public Thursday - Sunday, 10:00 AM -4:00 PM

CLOSURES: The museum will be closed to the public for admission on Saturday, July 20, 2024 for private a event rental.


The voyage of discovery starts at the Foss Waterway Seaport. Bring the whole family and experience this historical maritime wonder.



Discover where history meets science with exciting, hands-on learning activities.



We host a variety of unique events...private and public. We hope to see you come aboard at one of our upcoming events!


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Family Day on the Foss

Saturday, August 3, 2024

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New Art Exhibits

Two new murals, an immersive underwater exhibit, plus a mixed-media showcase focusing on Tacoma.

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A Foss Waterway Seaport membership means joining and supporting a lively community of people celebrating Tacoma’s rich maritime heritage–past, present and future.

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Chowder Social

April 28, 2024

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