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Directions & Parking

Above photograph: ID #1943.42.12790

Following health and safety protocols from the Governor's Office, Washington State History Museum is temporarily closed in response to the COVID-19 virus. You can still connect with Washington's rich history, though! Check this page for links to learning resources, fun activities, our new museum app, and other and digital engagement offerings to explore history at home. Find out what we're doing to support the heritage community and others during this extraordinary time, too.

Staff are working remotely and you can reach us via email

We look forward to the day when we can gather again to explore how history connects us all. 

Please check back for updates. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR HOURS AND ADMISSION RATES

WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY MUSEUM
1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington

(253) 272-3500

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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.

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

 

Register for a monthly or quarterly parking permit.