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.
Directions (by car):
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.