Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

Burke Museum
17th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street, 206.543.5590
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is located on the University of Washington campus. The Museum exhibits artifacts from throughout the Pacific Rim, including Northwest Coast Native American masterpiece baskets, archaeological materials, carvings and other artworks. The museum's permanent exhibit Pacific Voices includes a display about the First Salmon Ceremony, an annual gathering held by many Pacific Northwest tribes to celebrate the return of the salmon each spring.

Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)
Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave N, 206.324.1126
MOHAI's permanent exhibits feature artifacts dating back to the earliest years of human settlement in the Puget Sound area - artifacts associated with our Native American heritage  -  all the way up to the recent era.

The Center for Wooden Boats
at Lake Union Park
1010 Valley Street, 206.382.2628

The Center for Wooden Boats Carver in Residence, Saaduuts, shares his knowledge of Haida cultural traditions by working with Native and non-native students and other visitors to carve northern style canoes at the Canoe Shed.

Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue, 206.654.3100
The Seattle Art Museum in downtown Seattle exhibits a variety of Native American artworks from the Northwest Coast including ceremonial masks, textiles and sculptures in both traditional and contemporary forms. A variety of native plants having cultural uses are also displayed at SAM's Olympic Sculpture Park.

Log House Museum
Alki Beach, 3003 - 61st Avenue SW, 206.938.5293
One block from Alki Beach, this authentically restored 1904 log building surrounded by a Pacific Northwest native plant garden presents the history of the Duwamish Peninsula and "The Birthplace of Seattle." Exhibits and video programs highlight early contact between Native and non-native people in the Seattle area.

Duwamish Longhouse
see Heritage Sites page

Stonington Gallery
125 South Jackson Street, 206.405.4040
Displays contemporary masterworks of the Pacific Northwest Coast.

Flury & Company
322 First Avenue S, 206.587.0260
Features a collection of Edward S. Curtis photographs of Native American subjects in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Legacy Ltd.
1003 First Avenue, 206.624.6350
Offers traditional and contemporary Northwest Coast Indian and Alaskan Native Art.

Steinbrueck Native Gallery
2030 Western Avenue, Suite B, 206.441.3821
Steinbrueck Native Gallery offers a fine collection of native art exclusive to the Pacific Northwest.

brochure pdf

Seattle Native American Heritage Brochure
Download the guide here.