South Lake Union
The Center for Wooden Boats at South Lake Union is a hub of hands-on learning year-round. Boat rentals, classes and workshops, field trips, lectures, and opportunities for direct experience on the water and at the docks are just a few of the things you’ll find when you visit.
Admission to The Center for Wooden Boats is always free! Some programs, such as boat rentals, have associated fees, and others have suggested donations. Walking the docks, exploring the boats and browsing the exhibits is always free of charge. We look forward to seeing you here soon!
The Boathouse & Gallery
October 1 - April 25
10am - 5pm Tuesday - Sunday
Map & Directions
The Center for Wooden Boats at South Lake Union is just one mile from downtown Seattle and easily accessed by foot, by public transportation, and by car.
Reach us by Car
South Lake Union is just a five minute drive from Downtown Seattle. Ongoing construction of surrounding roads and highways may effect your trip. We encourage you to explore area parking options and check construction updates before heading our way.
- LAKE UNION PARKING LOT
- There are a small number of spaces available in the parking lot next to the SLU Streetcar stop on Valley St. Several spaces are reserved for the Center for Wooden Boats in this lot. Parking passes for these restricted spaces are available at CWB’s Front Desk
- AREA PARKING MAP
Seattle Streetcar offers quick, convenient transport between Downtown Seattle and South Lake Union
SLU is serviced by the following Metro bus lines: 26, 28, 70, 71, 72, 73, 30, and 17.