Address
3015 NW 54th Street
Seattle, WA 98107
phone: 206-783-7059
web: www.ballardlocks.org
Hours
Visitors
Daily7 AM - 9 PM
May 1 - Sept 30: HOURS FOR VISITOR CENTER/MUSEUM/GIFT SHOP
Daily10 AM - 6 PM
Oct. 1 - Apr. 30: HOURS FOR VISITOR CENTER/MUSEUM/GIFT SHOP
closed for lunch
Sunday - Monday, Thursday - Saturday10 AM - 12:30 PM & 1:30 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
Free. Donations Accepted.
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Rich Deline, President, Corps Foundation

Description

The Locks & Ship Canal were built over 100 years ago as a Commercial Navigation Route to Develop the City of Seattle. The Locks still contribute over $1.2 Billion/yr. to the Seattle economy and are the Nation's busiest. However, no fees are charged and funding comes from the Federal Government (not Seattle).

Seattle icon & Top tourist attraction. Nation's Busiest locks: 50,000 vessels/yr. Salmon viewing, botanical gardens, summer concerts, visitor Center-all free

History

Founded on July 4, 1917.

Educational Programs

A National Historic Site, busiest locks in the Nation and major tourist attraction...open daily 24/7 for vessels, 7:00 am to 9:00 pm for visitors.

  • - Watch large ships & small boats up close and personal
  • - View migrating salmon from June through September
  • - Stroll the world class botanical garden
  • - Tour the visitor center/museum and historic admin building
  • - Summer activities include summer concerts, picnics and weddings.

Facilities

MAIN FLOOR

THEATER FEATURES MULTIPLE VIDEOS (ON DEMAND) & GIFT SHOP/BOOK STORE

SECOND FLOOR

ADDITIONAL MINI THEATER ON LOCKS HISTORY AND NUMEROUS EXHIBITS AND DISPLAYS

Services

Tours

A professionally guided tour offers the best experience. Take FREE scheduled public tours March thru November or VIP (donation based) tours on request.

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours