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.
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.
SOLD OUT - Registration is still available for April class dates.
SOLD OUT - Registration is still open for April 20/21 class.
Explore the art of spoon carving! Learn fundamental carving techniques using traditional hand tools.
Welcome to the world of Marine Diesels! Build confidence on the water and save money by learning how to repair and maintain your own diesel engine.
Spring is here! What better way to celebrate than by learning some new woodworking skills and bringing a little extra plant life into your home?
Join us to make your very own charcuterie board! This class focuses on shop safety and building foundational woodworking skills.