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Working Waterfront Maritime Museum

Working Waterfront Maritime Museum Review

With its beautiful setting right along the Thea Foss waterfront, the turn-of-the-20th-century, wharf-style structure—which underwent a major renovation and the installation of a dashing new glass facade early in 2013—is easily reached along a walk by the bay. Inside the enormous timber building, displays trace the history of Tacoma's brisk shipping business. Extensive exhibits cover boat-making, importing and exporting, and the development of the waterfront. Photos and relics round out the exhibits, and children's activities are staged monthly.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 705 Dock St., Tacoma, WA, 98402 | Map It
  • Phone: 253/272–2750
  • Cost: $7
  • Hours: Wed.–Fri. 10–5, weekends noon–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Tacoma
Updated: 04-06-2013

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