The Foss Waterway Seaport is dedicated to celebrating the rich maritime heritage of Tacoma and South Puget Sound, past, present and future.

We share this with you through our exhibits, programs and activities.

Located on the historic Thea Foss waterfront in a century-old wooden wheat warehouse (listed on the National Registry of Historic Places).  The Seaport is one of two remaining wooden warehouses that once stretched almost a mile and were originally built to accommodate cargo “arriving by rail and departing by sail” during the early years of Tacoma.

Our work is funded primarily through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations and membership dues.  As our events, programs and exhibits increase we continue to seek more members and contributors to our work.

Please consider supporting the programs, events and exhibits of the Seaport through becoming a Seaport member and making a financial contribution.

Please visit us often, both in person and online.

Feel free to write at or call at 253.272.2750 with any questions or comments, I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm Regards

Ken Leonard, Interim Executive Director