Once a camping ground used by the Suquamish tribe, and the fabled birthplace of Chief Seattle, Blake Island is now a 475-acre marine state park. In 1961, for the upcoming World’s Fair in Seattle, local caterer Bill Hewitt created Tillicum Village: a tourist attraction showcasing Northwest Coast Native American arts, food, and culture. A longhouse with a stage was constructed, as was a 324-foot public pier to receive visitors by boat.
Tillicum facility under lease, operated in conjunction with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
Celebrating over 70 years of being Seattle’s Friend with a Boat. Narrated tours, private charters & special events
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