1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

Driving Directions

From I-5 North or South

  1. Take exit 133
  2. Follow signs to City Center
  3. Take the 21st Street exit
  4. Turn left onto 21st Street
  5. Turn right onto Pacific Avenue
  6. Turn right onto 15th Street*
  7. Turn right onto Hood Street *
    Hood Street access from Pacific Ave is restricted during the Prairie Line Trail construction. When necessary, please follow City of Tacoma signage to detour one block from Hood Street.
  8. Follow signage to Tacoma Art Museum’s pay parking lot


Parking is available below and around the building in numbered stalls marked with “TAM”, and is managed by Republic Parking Northwest. There are stairs and an elevator from this area into the museum. A limited number of accessible parking spaces are available in this location. Please prepay before entering the museum.

Cost is $2 an hour with an all-day rate of $12 for up to 10 hours.

Additional parking immediately around the museum is also managed by Republic Parking Northwest. Please prepay before entering the museum. For a map of area garages, click here.

To download a printable map of additional parking options, click here.

Public Transit

Bus Routes

Routes 1, 11, 13, 41, 42, 48, 53, 61, 102, 490, 500, 501, 582, 586, 590, 594, 603, and 603A all stop within walking distance of the Tacoma Art Museum. Visit Pierce Transit  for information or call 1-800-562-8109.

Tacoma Link Light Rail

The Link stops within walking distance of Tacoma Art Museum (Union Station/ S.19th). Click here for more information.


We recommend making your reservations early to get the best fares. Fares are generally higher during holidays and peak travel periods. For current scheduling information, visit Amtrak’s website or call 1-800-872-7245.

Group Rates for Amtrak

Parties of 20 or more passengers traveling together can enjoy the benefits of traveling as a group. You must make reservation requests for your group at least four business days before departure. Please book as early as possible for best fares and accommodations. To book a group reservation visit Amtrak’s group rates page or call 1-800-USA-1GRP.

Boating Visitors

The Dock Street Marina  is conveniently located in front of the Museum of Glass at 1817 Dock Street (map). Visitors may dock their boats at the marina at docks G and H and easily walk to Tacoma Art Museum by way of the Bridge of Glass. Contact Dock Street Marina at 253-250-1906 for rates, hours, and further information.