The Heritage
Boat Shop

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

Welcome!

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.

Course Offerings & Upcoming Events

Open Shop Hours

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Every Wednesday, 5-8PM
$30

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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Epoxy and Wood Coasters

Friday, March 1, 2024
3 PM - 5 PM
$80

SOLD OUT

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Carving Wooden Spoons

Sunday, March 24, 2024
10 AM - 3 PM

SOLD OUT - Registration is still available for April class dates.

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Introduction to Marine Diesels With Meredith Anderson

Saturday, April 6, 2024
Saturday, Sunday 9 AM - 4 PM

SOLD OUT - Registration is still open for April 20/21 class.

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Carving Wooden Spoons

Friday, April 12, 2024
3 PM - 6 PM
$100

Explore the art of spoon carving! Learn fundamental carving techniques using traditional hand tools.

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Intro to Traditional Joinery

Sunday, April 14, 2024
10 AM - 3 PM
$200

SOLD OUT

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Marine Diesels With Meredith Anderson April 20-21

Saturday, April 20, 2024
Saturday, Sunday 9 AM - 4 PM
$425

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.

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Intro to Woodworking

Thursday, April 25, 2024
5 PM - 8 PM
$115

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?

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Intro to Woodworking - Charcuterie Boards!

Sunday, June 2, 2024
10 AM - 3 PM
$175

Join us to make your very own charcuterie board! This class focuses on shop safety and building foundational woodworking skills.

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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 cori.shooter@fosswaterwayseaport.org.