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Directions & Parking

Above photograph: ID #1943.42.12790

WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY MUSEUM
1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington

(253) 272-9747

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Directions

  • From I-5 take the I-705/City Center exit. Once on I-705, take the 21st Street exit. Veer left at the top of the ramp, then turn right at the light onto Pacific Avenue. You'll see the museum from the off-ramp. Look for the big brick arches.
  • Turn right immediately to park next to the building or follow the access road behind the Museum to the parking lot that extends behind Union Station.
  • If both lots are full, look for street parking on Pacific Avenue, or look for parking in the lots off of S. 21st Street between C Street and Jefferson Avenue.

Effective April 14, NB I-5 exit 133 to Tacoma City Center will be closed for several months. From NB I-5, please take exit 132 and detour.

  • Northbound I-5 exit 133 to Tacoma city center is closed through 2017. Drivers who use the northbound Interstate 5 exit to I-705 and State Route 7 will need to take a detour.
  • The Tacoma city center exit (#133) will be closed through the end of the year to build new HOV connections between I-5 and SR 16.
  • During the closure, detour signs will direct northbound I-5 traffic to use the SR 16/South 38th Street exit (#132) to reach downtown Tacoma destinations. WSDOT posted a video showing the detour route to help drivers visualize the changes. 

Parking Rates

Weekdays 6am-6pm  
0-2 Hours        $4
2-4 Hours        $7
4-6 Hours        $10
6-12 Hours        $13
   
Weekdays after 6pm & Weekends  
0-2 Hours        $4
2-4 Hours        $5
4-6 Hours        $8
6-12 Hours        $10

 

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