Southwest Seattle Historical Society - Log House Museum

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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 group photo as well as to see details
and VIDEO of the event and of ongoing restoration progress!

Enjoy this 12-minute video of the Family Presentation by Catherine Gruye Alexander and Rob Gruye at our 2015 Champagne Gala Brunch. For more info and photos, click here.


Visiting us? Park FREE at the Alki Homestead. Click here for info.


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.

To allow for the transition to a new exhibit, our museum will be closed during the four-day Thanksgiving weekend of Thursday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 29, and will reopen on our regular schedule on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Also, looking ahead to closures in observance of the December holidays, our museum will be closed Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 24-27, 2015, open on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, and closed¬†Friday, Jan. 1 (resuming regular schedule on Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 2-3, 2016).


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

Funding in part provided by:

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