Tillicum Village

We departed on a gloomy morning in May, but the weather turns positively beautiful within the hour.

Info from the Argosy Cruises website:

The Tillicum School Program is crafted specifically for students studying Washington State history and Northwest Native American culture. This field trip program, a version of our public Tillicum Excursion, is available every spring and fall and geared towards students from 3rd to 5th grade.

Your class departs Pier 54 on a 45-minute cruise to Blake Island during which there are two interactive presentations on Northwest Native American storytelling and crafts.

Once on the island, students head into the Tillicum Longhouse to enjoy a lunch designed just for them, including fresh fruit, homemade macaroni and cheese, our traditionally-prepared alder fire roasted fish, and more (explore the full menu here).

After the buffet-style meal, the dining room lights dim and the stage performance begins — live dancers and 3D projection technology combine for a dramatic storytelling presentation.

On the return trip, everyone has some time to roam the boat and take in the beauty of Puget Sound before returning to Pier 54 on Seattle’s central waterfront.

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