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Northwest Seaport is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime heritage of Puget Sound and the Northwest Coast and to the development of maritime-based educational programs and opportunities for the broad community.

The Seaport, founded in 1964, is now one of the oldest maritime heritage organizations in the U.S. and preserves amazing artifacts and information not found elsewhere. Our museum ships provide a hands-on venue for public tours, overnight experience programs, family and children’s programming, vocational training, trade workshops, unique meeting spaces, event rentals, annual festivals, music programs, and more that celebrate workboat culture, ships, music, and stories. Additionally, Northwest Seaport possesses an extensive archive of material in collections related to its vessels and northwest maritime history that has aided historic research and maritime authors.