Southwest Seattle Historical Society - Log House Museum

Click here to purchase tickets to our Champagne Gala Brunch at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Salty’s on Alki. Act now before the event fills up!

Above, Brian Calvert of KOMO Radio and TV and a longtime resident of West Seattle, invites you to our Champagne Gala Brunch. The Gala theme is “Loving Our Landmarks,” including the landmark Admiral Theater behind him, which is undergoing a renovation and expansion to four screens. At the Gala, Brian will host a fun segment called “Wait, Wait, West Seattle … Don’t Tell Me.” He will be quizzing a panel of five local celebrities about just how much they know about our landmarks and other West Seattle history. Click here for more details!


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To learn all about our 2016 campaign to seek city landmark status for the Campbell Building and Hamm Building in the West Seattle Junction, and about the West Seattle Junction Historical Survey, click here.


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 current exhibit is “Welcome Home,” the third part of a three-part series called “Telling Our Westside Stories.”

Our storefront and home, the museum (with restored Admiral totem pole, unveiled in 2014) 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. To schedule a group tour, call 206-484-8008.

If you are visiting our museum, you can park free at the nearby Alki Homestead parking lot, one-half block north of our museum. Just park there, come to the museum for a pass, slip it onto your dashboard, and you are good to go.


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


Got an Alki Homestead story, photo or video to share?
Want to read others’ stories and see their photos and videos?
Click here for our Virtual Chicken Dinner page!
Alki Homestead menu and chicken dinner

Group Hug for the Homestead on June 5, 2015, draws 1,000 students!

Click here to see (and print) a photo of the Group Hug as well as to see details
and VIDEO of the event and of ongoing restoration progress!

Funding in part provided by:

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