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

Open Shop Hours

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

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

SOLD OUT! Check back soon for our next workshop.

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LGBTQ+ Intro to Woodworking

Thursday, July 11, 2024
5 PM - 8 PM

This intro-level woodworking class focuses on building foundational woodworking skills and is open to ALL LGBTQ+ community (allies welcome).

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Woodworking Foundations

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


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Intermediate Woodworking - Memory Boxes

Thursday, July 18, 2024
3 PM - 8 PM

Build skills and confidence in woodworking! Learn how to use power and hand tools to fabricate your own memory box, a classic milestone for any intermediate woodworker.

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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