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Directions & Map

Washington State History Research Center
315 North Stadium Way            
Tacoma, WA  98403

 

From I-5 Southbound

  • Take City Center exit (#133) to the I-705 spur, passing the Tacoma Dome (stay in right lane)
  • From I-705, take the Schuster Parkway exit to the right
  • Continue as described below in Directions Continued

From I-5 Northbound

  • Take the City Center exit (#133) to the I-705 spur, stay left
  • From I-705 take the Schuster Parkway exit to the right
  • Continue as described below in Directions Continued

Directions Continued

  • Remain in the right lane until the I-705 spur ends at Stadium Way, north of downtown
  • Turn right at the traffic light onto N Stadium Way, passing Stadium High School
  • At the first traffic light, turn right onto Tacoma Avenue, and proceed two blocks (going west) to N Third Street
  • Turn right into N Third Street and continue downhill, past the Stadium football bowl
  • The Research Center and lower parking lot are three blocks down on the right

Access Into the Research Center

  • Park in the lower parking lot
  • Proceed up the steps to the main, third floor, public entrance, which fronts Stadium Way
  • Use the outside intercom telephone box (located just outside the front door) to notify the staff of your arrival
  • The outer doors are locked at all times for security purposes
  • Please notify the staff in advance, if you have special needs or access concerns         
  • For those visitors requiring handicapped access, there are designated parking spaces in front of the Research Center and wheelchair ramp for access to the front entrance
  • Researchers are required to provide a photo ID at the time of their appointment, and agree to allow a copy to be made as part of the Society's security policy for the collections

Map to Research Center

Also visit the Washington State History Museum and the State Capital Museum.