Dear Friends of the Seaport,

The lights are about to come back on at Foss Waterway Seaport.  Shuttered for the past year by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seaport is planning to welcome all of you back on Thursday, June 3 with a newly renovated Heritage Boat Shop, a refreshed Rails to Sails exhibit (refreshing in progress) and an assortment of new maritime related events that we’ve designed for individuals and families.

If this past year plus has taught us anything it’s the critical role that the Seaport (as well as, our partners in the Tacoma Museum District) plays in restoring our sense of progress and community by bringing us together virtually and physically to learn about art, culture, history and the natural world around us, about one another and our diverse cultures and backgrounds, through experiences that are transporting, enriching, and, especially important at this time, joyful.  The only thing we can add to that is, it’s about time!

Please note that in addition to our new hours, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday – Sunday and every third Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. with free admission from 4-8 p.m., we will also be implementing COVID-19 prevention safety precautions including social distancing, increased surface cleaning, air filtration systems and occupancy limits. All of our visitors will be required to wear masks or face coverings.


Brent Mason

Executive Director