Visit: State Archives

Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday (excluding state holidays)

1129 Washington Street SE, Olympia, WA 98504

Directions

I-5 Southbound:

From I-5 south take exit 105A; follow the “State Capitol” lane that parallels the freeway for 1/4 mile.At the second traffic light (Capitol Way, the first light after the tunnel), turn right. Turn right again at the next traffic light (11th Ave.). At the next traffic light (Washington St.), turn right once more. The Archives building is on the right side of Washington Street, just before the entrance to the Plaza Garage.

I-5 Northbound:

From I-5 north take exit 105; keep to the left; follow the “State Capitol” lane. At the second traffic light (Capitol Way, the first light after the tunnel), turn right. Turn right again at the next traffic light (11th Ave.). At the next traffic light (Washington St.), turn right once more. The Archives building is on the right side of Washington Street, just before the entrance to the Plaza Garage.

Parking: Three free parking spaces in front of the Archives building are available for Archives researchers only. Additional parking is available for a fee of $1.50 per hour on Level P1 of the Department of Natural Resources parking lot located across from the Archives building on Washington Street. Metered street parking is also available a few blocks to the north on Washington Street. Please note there is no visitor parking in the Plaza Garage.

Transit: There is a bus stop on the western side of the Archives building on Capitol Way. For bus routes and schedules, see the Intercity Transit website at http://www.intercitytransit.com.