Tour Information TOURS

Free Scheduled Tours (Wheelchair Accessible):

School Group Tours:

School group tours must be scheduled at least a month in advance. To register for school group tours (through K12), send us an email.  (See Contact Page)  

Custom Private Group Tours are donation based and led by experienced subject matter experts. Custom tours include dates and times not available on free scheduled tours and contain unique in depth content tailored to your desired areas of interest.  Custom tours are limited to guide availability and require at least 30 days advance planning and approval.  Send us an email

Custom Private Group Tours:

Water-Based Tours:

The Locks are impressive when seen from the water.  We recommend either Argosy Cruises or Ballard Kayaks...Proud Supporters of the Locks.

Learn more about Custom Private Group Tours?  

Free guided public tours are available daily from May 1 through Sept 30, except Mondays and Tuesdays when viistor center is closed.     Free tours start at 2:00 pm in the visitor center theater and last about an hour.  You can join a tour anytime, no registrations are required. 
To schedule a tour on Mondays or Tuesdays and/or get a more personalized experience, you might want to consider a Custom Private Group Tour (See below).