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Georgetown Steamplant Museum

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A walk throught Seattle history and its commercial electricity plant

ONLY open the 2nd saturday of every month from 10 am to 2 pm. At 11 am and 1 pm, there is a guided... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Seattle, Washington
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Of all of the fun things to do in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle I think that a visit to... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2017
Karen H
Fullerton, California
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6605 13th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98198
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

ONLY open the 2nd saturday of every month from 10 am to 2 pm. At 11 am and 1 pm, there is a guided tours.One of the guides, Mr Snyder had worked at the plant which closed in 1974. The plant made electricity from coal...More

Thank Michparis
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Of all of the fun things to do in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle I think that a visit to the Steamplant Museum ranks as No. 1. It's only open to the general public 12 times each year, but it's worth figuring out how to...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

The 2nd Saturday of each month volunteers are on hand to dial you into the 100+ years of its history. A 1 hour tour that is free and worth the visit. Fun.

Thank ebcnaz
Reviewed February 12, 2017

I went with a group of friends for a photography shoot that had been planned (for weeks) and one volunteer with flat out rude, mean and negative. She was horrid to have on site. The site itself is a fine place and there were tours...More

Thank magewarrior101
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Until the beginning of this year, I had no idea this place existed and I have lived in this area a long time. What a nice find this was after discovering it on a local TV show. This museum is only open the second Saturday...More

1  Thank Rainier72
Reviewed January 19, 2016

We visited the Steamplant on the 2nd Saturday of the month as that is their only open time. Unfortunately we did not find out ahead of time that tours are at 11 and 1. We self guided our tour and there were plenty of knowledgeable...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Fun informative tour of old power plant by volunteers. Tired of sitting in the mall waiting while the wife goes shopping. If by chance it is the second Saturday of the month, ditch the mall and explore here.

Thank Farmer_Don_S
Reviewed July 31, 2015

Unassuming from the outside, this National Historic Landmark is all but unique in the United States. In fact it's my favorite building in the entire city! Remnant of a bygone era, it oozes history. Rare electrical turbines, off the grid of course, but still in...More

1  Thank SweetGum
Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

This Steamplant was built in 1906 of reinforced concrete. The Duwamish river used to flow nearby, and it provided the source for the steam manufactured at this plant to power Seattle streetcars. The plant stopped running in 1972. It is currently owned by Seattle City...More

2  Thank Julie I
Reviewed March 14, 2015

If you love science, engineering, mechanics, history or art, this is a great place to visit. It is an educational attraction. Since it is a steam plant, it is not pristine and glossy. The original windows and other features are still in the process of...More

3  Thank elyette
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