Experience Seattle’s Real History
Experience the Northwest’s tribal culture with our Tillicum Village adventure. Cruise to historic Blake Island — legendary birthplace of Chief Seattle. On arrival you’ll be greeted with steamed clams in savory nectar. Inside our cedar longhouse, watch salmon being carefully prepared over open fires as it has been for centuries, before you have a chance to taste it for yourself during your wonderful Salmon Bake. After your meal, sit back and enjoy our one-of-a-kind stage performance and imagery combining Coast Salish storytelling and live, traditional Native American dance. Anticipate time after the performance to explore the beaches, visit the gift shop, chat with our dancers or take a tour of the artwork in the back garden and around the facility.
Tillicum Village is proud to be the only experiences of its kind in the Northwest. It’s the only place in the world where you can see these dances and hear these songs, performed by the very dancers whose families have owned them for generations. We’re also proud to feature local native storyteller Roger Fernandes of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.
Whether you live here or are looking for a true Northwest experience, Tillicum Village is a cultural Native American experience you won’t forget.
This 4-hour escape includes:
- A live-narrated cruise to Blake Island
- Salmon buffet featuring Northwest cuisine
- Coast Salish-inspired program featuring storytelling and dances
- Exploration time on the island
- Return cruise
“(Tillicum Village) was an absolute HIT. (Our group) couldn’t say enough about the salmon and the show was something they had never experienced.”
Want to see more of the Tillicum Village experience? Check out our episode on KOMO's Seattle Refined:
And here's another glimpse of the Tillicum Experience, on KING's Evening Magazine: