Centre For Wooden Boats, Seattle

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Centre For Wooden Boats, Seattle - Address, Phone Number

Address: 1010 Valley St, Seattle, WA 98109, United States

Phone: +1-2063822628

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 12:30 pm - 08:00 pm Details

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The Centre for Wooden Boats is a hands on and interactive museum where one can pick from an array of activities, from building boats, attending workshops on boats, rowing down the river, caulking a seam or fastening a plank! They do it old school over here! A line on their website states, “Come learn with us, play with us, sit with us, sail with us”. A definite visit for boat lovers.

Centre For Wooden Boats Ticket Prices

  • Entrance to the place is free. However, boat rentals and workshop fees apply.

Centre For Wooden Boats Opening and Closing Hours

The Boathouse and Gallery:

  • Min-June to September 3rd (Summer): 12:30pm - 8:00pm (Weekdays), 10:00am – 8:00pm (Weekends), Tuesday - Closed
  • September 4th to 26th (Late Summer): 12:30pm - 7:00pm (weekdays), 10:00am – 7:00pm (Weekends) ; Monday & Tuesday - Closed

Boat Rental Livery:

Mid-June to 3rd September: 

  • Weekdays - 12:30 pm (Last boat goes out at 6:45 pm)
  • Weekends - 10:00 am (Last boat goes out at 6:45 pm)
  • Closed on Tuesday.

September 4th to 26th: 

  • Weekdays: 12:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Weekends: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Last boat out: 5:45 pm
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday.

How To reach Centre For Wooden Boats by Public Transport

  • SLU Streetcar & Terry Ave N light rail stop
  • Fairview Ave N & Valley Street bus stop

Restaurants Near Centre For Wooden Boats

  • Daniel’s Broiler
  • Chandler’s Crabhouse
  • Compass Cafe

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  • If you enjoy boats and sailing, come here! This is such a fun place. We came for the free Sunday boat ride. It was really cool! We got into a small boat and were each able to take the tiller and steer the boat. Definitely get there early to get in line to sign up for a boat and time. Awesome experience!

  • Not bad for a free attraction. The boats are not museum pieces but rather there to be rented and enjoyed. More signage and description of the boats would be helpful.

  • We ended up here by accident and it happened to be during the Wooden Boat Festival. They had cool boats all over and you could vote for your favorite. They offer free public sailing here, but we were too late to get a trip. You can walk onto some really old boats and check them out. They have the oldest lightship in the US here. It is currently being restored so don't miss that one.

  • Free admission, a good variety of wood boats. Just don't fall into water ;)

  • Hands on history of wooden boats, great for the family! There is story time on one of the old tug boats, and you can explore the boat afterwards and see the small engine room, cabins, and bridge!

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