The Heritage
Boat Shop

Celebrating Tacoma’s rich maritime heritage by representing the past, present, and future of boat building.


Welcome to the Heritage Boat Shop, a vibrant community space where craftsmanship, creativity, and education converge. Nestled in the heart of Tacoma's downtown working waterfront, our wooden boat shop welcomes enthusiasts of all skill levels to explore the art of woodworking.

We offer a wide variety of classes to the public, led by experienced artisans and instructors. Our course offerings range from family craft events to intro-level adult woodworking, to advanced boatbuilding and marine technology. Join us to preserve Tacoma's rich maritime history, and discover the joy of woodworking!

~ A special thanks to our team of dedicated volunteers who make our work possible.

Woodworking Classes

Carving Wooden Spoons

Thursday, May 23, 2024
3 PM - 6 PM

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Intro to Woodworking - Charcuterie Boards!

Sunday, June 2, 2024
10 AM - 3 PM

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Open Shop Hours

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Every Wednesday, 5-8PM

PLEASE NOTE - Open Shop will be PAUSED for the month of May, we'll see you again in June! Access our state-of-the-art facilities to work on your own self-directed project. Complete shop safety training and gain access to mentorship and supervision from industry professionals. Pre-registration is required.

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Community Boat Building

Saturday, June 22, 2024
Sunday, June 23, 9 AM - 5 PM

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Woodworking Foundations

Monday, July 15, 2024
Monday & Tuesday, 10 AM - 4 PM

Join us to build skills and confidence in the wood shop. This two-day class focuses on the basics of woodworking, while building your own wooden step stool.

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Contact Us

To contact us with questions on our course offerings or about joining our team of hardworking volunteers, please email our Boat Shop Coordinator, at