RETURNING: Weekly tours of Alki Point Lighthouse resume Sunday

(Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary)

Weekly tours of Alki Point Lighthouse are returning, as just announced by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary! Last year, two tours were given, in September, after a tour-less 2020, so this is the first full season since 2019. Here’s the announcement:

The tours of Alki Point Lighthouse will be back this year! First day of the season is this Sunday, May 29th. First visitors enter the site at 1 p.m. Last tour begins at 3:45. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary plans to provide tours every Sunday afternoon during the summer season through Labor Day weekend, pending availability of sufficient volunteer staffing. Tour updates will be published on Friday each week.

This year, in order to enhance safety and reduce crowding, the tour team is piloting a new system to manage the number of visitors in the lighthouse, in the tower and on site. No reservations are needed but there will be a sign up sheet at the gate on the day of the tour for visitors to sign up for a tour time slot for that afternoon. They may also be assigned a specific time to go up to the tower’s lantern room.

Visitors age six and up may climb to the lantern room at the top of the tower. All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult while on the lighthouse site. Service animals are welcome, but no pets are allowed. For more information about the site and other visitor guidelines, go here.

Questions can be emailed to:

The lighthouse is at 3201 Alki SW and has a long history you can read about here.

5 Replies to "RETURNING: Weekly tours of Alki Point Lighthouse resume Sunday"

  • Chris May 26, 2022 (11:32 am)

    Does this mean they will finally end the safe streets in that area to allow parking for the tours, as well as people that pay taxes for those streets? There is no need for safe streets anymore. We have plenty of spaces for getting outside around Alki and Harbor Ave that are designed for that purpose. There is no logical reason to continue safe streets.

    • WSB May 26, 2022 (1:40 pm)

      There is no prohibition on driving to a destination on a Stay Healthy/Keep Moving Street.

      • Chris May 28, 2022 (11:37 am)

        Is the WSB now responsible for deciding how the rules of Safe Streets are inturpreted? The signs put up by the city clearly say “Local Access Only.” I don’t think tours at the light house are only for locals. 

    • Michael Ostrogorsky May 27, 2022 (11:38 am)

      There is every reason to continue the Safe Streets program. Because it works! As one of the tax payers who helps pay for our streets I couldn’t be happier that the city has implemented a sane program to address the problem of self-entitled idiot drivers here in Seattle. 

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