Located at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle, The Center for Wooden Boats is a maritime museum that is dedicated to the wooden boat building history of the Pacific Northwest. The museum gives visitors a look into the fascinating history with interesting exhibits and workshops. In addition, they offer corporate team building events, private event rental and sailing lessons.
What started out in 1968 as a simple boat renting business, The Center for Wooden Boats has become a beloved attraction in Seattle, WA. The museum has a fleet of over 80 historic wooden boats, including a 90-year old racing yacht, and they are always getting in new boats for their exhibits. The Center for Wooden Boats is more than just a museum as they offer hands-on experience with their workshop, and classes that teach the skills needed to build and maintain wooden boats. There is never an admission fee, so enjoy strolling around the docks, talking to the crews and viewing the exhibits. On Sundays, visitors can sail around Lake Union in one of their classic boats.
Anyone with an interest in maritime history will love The Center for Wooden Boats with their unique exhibits and the workshops they offer. The South Lake Union has several places of interest near The Center for Wooden Boats including The Museum of History and Industry and The Maritime Heritage Center with several more old ships to view.