South Lake Union - The Center for Wooden Boats

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!

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Hours

The Boathouse & Gallery

September 29 - October 26

10am - 6pm Tuesday - Sunday

Closed Monday

The Livery

September 29 - October 26

10am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday

Closed Monday - Friday

CWB is closed on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day

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.

Road Closures & Updates

PARKING OPTIONS

  • 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

By Streetcar

Seattle Streetcar offers quick, convenient transport between Downtown Seattle and South Lake Union

Map, Fares and Schedule

By Bus

SLU is serviced by the following Metro bus lines: 26, 28, 70, 71, 72, 73, 30, and 17. 

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By Ferry

The mini ferry from UW to Lake Union Park is temporarily out of service. 

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Local Weather

Lake Union Crew provides detailed, real-time weather conditions on Lake Union.

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