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Directions + Parking


General parking is available in the Museum’s parking lot which can be accessed from the corner of Market and 28th; the rate is $2/hour unless otherwise marked.

Please note that the parking lot will be closed for Julefest, November 23 and 24, as we transform that area into our outdoor food market and Valhalla Beer Garden.

Visitors may find alternative parking options off Market Street, in the residential neighborhood surrounding the Museum, or at the Hiram Chittenden Locks parking lot—a 5-minute walk to the Museum.

Ballard is serviced by Metro busses 17 and 44. You may plan your Metro trip here: https://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/


SDOT said NW Market Street was scheduled to be done by Julefest -- and it is a little better. Be aware that some lanes still have cones and not all parking has been restored. Allow extra time for travel east of 24th street.

To see the current status:

You can view a map of 28th Ave NW Construction here.

You can view a map of South side work on NW Market Street here.