Located in Blake Island State Park, across Puget
Sound from Seattle, Tillicum Village is a truly Pacific Northwest
Experience. This beautiful spot is essentially a large restaurant and
performance hall, which is designed as a traditional Northwest Coast
longhouse, complete with totem poles towering out front. A visit here
includes a salmon dinner, tribal performances, and more.
Upon visiting the Tillicum Village, which is only accessible by boat, you’ll be greeted by villagers dressed in Northwest
Coastal Native tribal costume. Outside the longhouse facility, visitors
are given a cup of clams and broth. As you enter the longhouse, a
cooking display shows whole salmon being cooked on cedar stakes over an
alder wood fire in a traditional style of Northwest Coastal Natives. A
buffet-style meal includes baked salmon, new red potatoes, warm whole
grain bread, wild and long grain rice, and a fresh salad bar.
After your meal, the Tillicum
Village dancers provide a performance that incorporates traditional
stories, dances, and songs of Northwest Coastal Native groups. Following the performance, you can visit a gallery featuring regional
Northwest artwork, watch a totem pole carving demonstration by Native
Americans, and walk along the beaches and trails of Blake Island.