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Address: 1215 E Fir Street, Seattle, Washington 98122


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Our location in Seattle's First Hill/Central Area
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Exterior of our building and entrance on East Fir Street

Before visiting the Archives, please see our Research Hours and Use Policies.

Driving

From the south
  • I-5 North
  • Take the James Street Exit
  • Right on James Street, continue up the hill, the road will turn into Cherry Street
  • Right on 12th Avenue
  • Left on E Fir St
  • We are on the right side of Fir Street, in a nondescript grey warehouse building, halfway between 12th Avenue and 13th Avenue. Drive through the gate and proceed until you find parking on the right. We are located in Building A (the west building).
From the north:
  • I-5 South
  • Take the James Street Exit
  • Left on James Street, continue up the hill, the road will turn into Cherry Street
  • Right on 12th Avenue
  • Left on E Fir Street
  • We are on the right side of Fir Street, in a nondescript grey warehouse building, halfway between 12th Avenue and 13th Avenue. Drive through the gate and proceed until you find parking on the right. We are located in Building A (the west building).

Parking

There is limited free parking available at the King County Archives on a first-come, first-served basis in front of Building A. There is also ample street parking and pay-parking lots nearby.

By Bus

Visit Metro's Trip Planner to find your route and to check for route and schedule changes.
From downtown Seattle
Metro Route 27 serves the Archives from downtown Seattle, running southbound on Third Avenue to Twelfth Avenue and East Yesler Way. The Archives is one block north and one-half block east of the bus stop. Metro Routes 3 and 4 stop at Jefferson and 12th Avenue, four blocks north of Fir Street.  There are also several buses that run from Pioneer Square up Jackson to 12th.
From Capitol Hill/Broadway and South Seattle
There is service via Metro Route 9 and Route 60.

TTY Relay 711

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9 am-4 pm

Please note the Archives is closed Wednesdays.