Discover Tacoma's
Hidden Treasure

Foss Waterway Seaport celebrates the rich maritime history of Tacoma and the Puget Sound region through interpretation, education, and events hosted in the historic Balfour Dock building. Exhibits within the Seaport showcase the history of the region and the life residing in and around its waters.

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Foss Waterway Seaport celebrates the rich maritime history of Tacoma and the Puget Sound region through interpretation, education, and events hosted in the historic Balfour Dock building. Exhibits within the Seaport showcase the history of the region and the life residing in and around its waters.

Museum Hours: 
Thursday-Sunday 10a-4p
plus every 3rd Thursday of the month for FREE 4p-8p

Please note the Museum will be closed to the Public on the following dates:
Saturday, October 8
Saturday, October 22


Admission:
$25 - Family Pass (up to 2 adults & 4 children)
$10 - Adults
$8 - Child 5+, Student, Military & Seniors 62+
Free - Seaport Members & Children under 5

Heritage
Boat Shop

The inclusion of an active heritage wooden boat shop has always been a part of the Seaport’s mission. As stewards of the maritime history of Tacoma and the Puget Sound region, we pride ourselves on preserving the techniques of various regional boat builders. The Foss Waterway Seaport Heritage Boat Shop participates in celebrating Tacoma’s rich maritime heritage by representing the past, present and future of boat building.

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Our Exhibits

Dive into the Seaports variety of permanent and temporary exhibits, always exploring the historical significance of Tacoma's waterfront.

Currently Featuring

Puyallup People: First on the Waterway
Where Rails Met Sails
Balfour Dock
Whales!
Sport & Industry Fishing
Mosquito Fleet: The Puget Sound Ferry Fleet
Willits Brothers Canoes
Vintage Scuba

Collections / Archives

Puyallup People: First on the Waterways

For millennia, the Puyallup people have lived by, traveled on, and drawn sustenance from the Puyallup River, its creeks, and the nearby shores of what is now Puget Sound.

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Where Rails Met Sails

In 1873, Tacoma became the western terminus for the Northern Pacific Railroad.

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Balfour Dock

Our building is the last remaining intact section of a continuous heavy timber frame warehouse called the Mile Long Warehouse.

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Humpback & Fin Whale

Fin whales and humpbacks and harbor seals, oh my! Learn more about the resident and visiting marine mammals that can be found in Puget Sound.

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Sport & Industry Fishing

The Pacific Northwest is world famous for the delicious salmon and other fish that come from the Pacific Ocean.

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about Tacoma’s Hidden Treasure

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