The Steamer Virginia V is a National Historic Landmark and a treasure of Seattle's maritime history. From our home port in the city's vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood, we travel the waters of Puget Sound and explore the region's rich history. Come aboard! Experience a piece of the past in the middle of one of America's most modern cities.
Discover Your Virginia V
The Virginia V has so much more to offer than the classic charm of a 100-year-old wooden boat.
Seattle's Maritime History
Keep Steaming Along
The craftsmanship and engineering behind the Virginia V is a blueprint for success. The focal point is a magnificent steam engine settled in the all-wood hull. Thanks to donor support and meticulous maintenance, this is the same engine that has been powering the ship for almost as long as the Virginia V has been around. Read more...
Celebrations at Sea
The V5's 100 Years at Sea
We are only a few years away from celebrating 100 years of service for the Steamer Virginia V. It's never too early start planning for such a historic moment. The Foundation will be looking for stories from native Seattleites and support from volunteers and members like you. In the meantime, come see us on Lake Union to experience history in the making.