Seattle Museum of History and Industry
|Location||860 Terry Ave N, Seattle WA, 98109|
The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) is a history museum located in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. MOHAI is the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington maintaining a collection of nearly 4 million artifacts, photographs, and archival materials that primarily focus on Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region. 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 (alas, the USS Puffer is no longer moored there) in Lake Union Park. Highlights include Boeing’s first commercial plane, the 1919 Boeing B-1; the Petticoat Flag, an 1856 American Flag sewn by women during the Battle of Seattle; the Rainier Brewing Company’s 12-foot tall neon “R” sign; the Seattle Post & Intelligence (“PI”) rotating globe sign; and thousand of other Seattle arcana that will delight almost any native Seattlite. In addition to both permanent and temporary exhibits, MOHAI administers ongoing youth and adult programming, and regularly hosts public events in partnership with other community organizations, particularly within the South Lake Union neighborhood. MOHAI is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian affiliate museum.[
Due to construction on the Mercer Corridor Project GPS systems do not reflect the exact route through South Lake Union to MOHAI.
Please Note: As of March 22, 2013, vehicles over 25 feet CANNOT enter Lake Union Park or MOHAI’s accessible parking lot due to construction and road closures in the area. Vehicles exceeding 25 feet will need to drop off guests in the Westlake Avenue North or AGC parking lots and proceed across the footbridge to MOHAI. For questions concerning accessible parking, call 206-324-1126 and press 2.