Support the Steamer Virginia V Foundation

Every donation preserves, maintains, and operates Seattle's only National Historic Landmark vessel.

The Virginia V is the last of her kind. She has endured a long history ferrying people around Puget Sound for generations. She represents the region's hard-working past and this city's intimate connection to the sea. Read more about the ship's history and the investment needed to maintain her seaworthiness. As she continues to sail the waters of the Puget Sound, she demonstrates her value as a living, working maritime history museum.

The Foundation is primarily a volunteer-driven organization. That includes most of the crew and other staff you meet on board the ship. Their dedication and hard work serve more than 8,000 people who walk the decks of the Virginia V every year.

We know we need to do more. And we need your help to do it.


By making your gift today...

  • We can raise the funds needed for required maintenance and repairs every two years.
  • We can run internship and education programs that keep Seattle's maritime history alive.
  • The Virginia V is guaranteed to keep steaming forward for many years to come.

We have made donating easy. Just click on the red button at the right.

Every gift is tax-deductable to the extent provided by law. Our Tax ID is 91-0989160.


More Ways to Give

We are committed for the long haul to keep the Virginia V sailing strong. Demonstrate your dedication to maritime history through planned giving, donations of property and securities, or a contribution to the Richard and Elaine Howell Endowment for Historic Preservation.

Contact the Steamer Virginia V Foundation with your questions.

(206) 624-9119

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Donations are just one way you can support our work. Consider joining our membership program or volunteering your time.

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