The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is one of the premier museums in the city, and the first Smithsonian Affiliate in the Pacific Northwest. Now you can enjoy this great resource for free on the first Thursday and third Saturday of each month. Wing Luke is a participant in the First Thursday program, which encourages local museums to allow visitors to view their collections for free on the first Thursday of each month.
Not only does Wing Luke have an excellent collection, the museum itself is located in the 100-year-old East Kong Yick building, which among other things served as a hotel for minorities shutout of the cities white-owned boarding houses. To best take advantage of its unique location, plan your visit around one of the guided tours that gives you access to parts of the building normally closed to the public, including the restored hotel and Yick Fung Co. storefront. Let this audio slideshow whet your appetite for a trip to the Wing Luke Museum.
Tours are normally offered hourly on the half hour between 10:30 and 3:30, but you can contact the museum at (206) 623-5124 ext. 133 to check the times for the day you plan on visiting. For more information, visit the Wing Luke Museum website.
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
719 S King St Seattle, WA 98104