Browns Point Light Station

Located near Tacoma, the Browns Point Light Station was built in 1903 and is cared for by the Points NE Historical Society. Seven original buildings tell the story of the early Lighthouse Service, Coast Guard and today’s maritime industry on Commencement Bay for visitors throughout the state and nation. The History Center, boathouse, surfboat, original fog bell and keeper’s cottage are open on Saturdays, from May through September, from 1-4pm.

The light station is located within Browns Point Lighthouse Park, a public park with waterfront access. A large green space makes this a nice spot for a picnic as you watch the deep-sea ships entering Tacoma’s busy port.

For a truly unique experience, you can rent the 3-bedroom historic lighthouse keepers cottage for an overnight stay on the shores of Puget Sound! Your group of up to six people will become Honorary Lightkeepers with a “tour of duty” including raising and lowering the flag, logging weather and shipping traffic, and opening the History Center to visitors on Saturday afternoons.

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Address201 Tulalip St NE
Zip code98422
Topic or themeWater Highways