Southwest Seattle Historical Society - Log House Museum

Reaching the sky
As 1,300 cheer, our totem pole is unveiled June 6. (Series by Jean Sherrard)
Reaching the sky
As 1,300 cheer, our totem pole is unveiled June 6. (Series by Jean Sherrard)
Reaching the sky
As 1,300 cheer, our totem pole is unveiled June 6. (Series by Jean Sherrard)
Reaching the sky
As 1,300 cheer, our totem pole is unveiled June 6. (Series by Jean Sherrard)
Reaching the sky
As 1,300 cheer, our totem pole is unveiled June 6. (Series by Jean Sherrard)

Totem unveiling wins countywide award — click here for details.

 

Fir Lodge/Alki Homestead to be restored!

Take a 31-second video tour of the Alki Homestead in its heyday, before a fire damaged a portion of its interior in January 2009. At a press conference on March 14, 2015, we announced that builder Dennis Schilling has purchased the Alki Homestead and, under an agreement with our organization, plans to restore the 1904 treasure that is the “mother ship” for our “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum. For more info, click here. (Video courtesy Dennis Schilling.)

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Loghouse4Our museum awaits you!

Welcome to the “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society! Discover this gem one block from Alki Beach in a restored 1904 log building surrounded by a native plant garden.

Our storefront and home, the Log House Museum is a place to discover and celebrate the history of the Duwamish peninsula and the Birthplace of Seattle.

Open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Open other days and times by appointment only. Fully handicapped-accessible.

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Our mission: to promote local heritage through education, preservation and advocacy!


Funding in part provided by:

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