860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98107

From humble beginnings in 1911, MOHAI has grown into the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington with a collection of over four million objects, documents, and photographs from the Puget Sound region's past. A portion of this collection (roughly 2% at any given time) is on display in the museum's galleries at the historic Naval Reserve Armory in Lake Union Park. MOHAI uses these artifacts along with cutting edge, hands-on interactive experiences to make history come alive. In addition to museum exhibits, MOHAI hosts a variety of award-winning youth and adult public programs and collaborates with community partners on local events and activities. MOHAI is a Smithsonian Affiliate.

MOHAI will serve as host for SIFF's Closing Night Party on Saturday, May 18, 2024.


Directions (by car):

  • From I-5: take exit 167 at Mercer St. Take an immediate right onto Fairview Ave. N. Turn left onto Valley St. and then turn right into Lake Union Park.
  • From downtown: Follow 4th Ave. N. Take a right at Virginia St. Take a left at Westlake Ave. N and proceed north for about 1 mile. Turn right onto Valley St. and then left into Lake Union Park.

Parking: MOHAI validates parking at the AGC Building Parking Lot on Westlake Ave N for $10/day. There are also several private and city-owned parking lots nearby MOHAI. See the MOHAI website for details. The parking lot next to the museum is reserved for ADA parking and visitor drop-off. Use the callbox at the gate near the Center for Wooden Boats for access during museum hours. Please also note, the walking bridge between Westlake Ave and Lake Union Park is currently closed for maintenance by Seattle Parks and Recreation.