Alki Point Lighthouse tours start this weekend – but only one day per week this year

(2015 photo by Long Bach Nguyen)

We just confirmed with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary that Alki Point Lighthouse tours will start this weekend, as is customary. But there’s one big change this year – they’ll be offering the free tours only one day per weekend, on Sunday afternoons. The time window will be 1-4 pm as usual, and you need to be there by 3:45 pm to get in before the day’s tours end. New here? The lighthouse is right on the point, just before Alki Avenue SW turns into Beach Drive SW [map]. Check the lighthouse website before you go, in case of cancellation (and we’ll update our calendar when we get word, too). Last scheduled tour of the season will be Sunday of Labor Day weekend (September 2nd). P.S. For the lighthouse’s history, check the story we published when its centennial was celebrated five years ago.

2 Replies to "Alki Point Lighthouse tours start this weekend - but only one day per week this year"

  • dhg May 24, 2018 (6:39 pm)

    For anyone who hasn’t done the tour, I highly recommend it.  It is a beautiful piece of property and the lighthouse is interesting.  What I don’t like is the Coast Guard lecture before the tour and the emphasis on how magnanimous the Commander is to allow us peons to step onto the property.

  • Rapps June 3, 2018 (8:13 am)

    If you feel like a peon, then you must be one. This is military property and the speech. Before is not a lecture, it tells you what the coast guard is all about.  Y o u must not be an american if you feel like your being lectured.  Maybe you should have been lectured more while growing up. You show no respect for our military or our country.  …URAJO..

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