We promote and preserve our maritime history and traditions



We are Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, a 501 (c)(3) educational non-profit public development authority based in Aberdeen, Washington. For more than 25 years, we have provided hands on education opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds aboard the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. With a focus on teamwork and empowerment, our programs explore our shared history and our daily connections to the world’s oceans.

Our Mission

GHHS provides educational, vocational, recreational and ambassadorial activities and experiences that promote and preserve the maritime history of Grays Harbor, the Pacific Northwest, and our nation while serving the needs of the community.

Our vision

Our vessels, programs and facilities will be nationally recognized examples of best practices and innovative excellence.

Our values

  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Stewardship
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation

GHHS Newsletters

Click the links below to see our most recent printed newsletters, and our archived newsletters. Anyone who has donated to our organization in the last 2 years will receive these in the mail. You can sign up for an emailed version for free, by clicking here.


All GHHS board and committee meetings are open to the public under the Open Public Meetings Act (RCW 42.30, RCW 42.32) and the Open Public Records Act (RCW 42.56).

The board meets at 6:30 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at Seaport Landing, 500 N. Custer St., Aberdeen, Washington.

Minutes for each regular board meetings and committee meetings are available for inspection immediately after they are approved by the board or committee.

Financial Information and Annual Reports

As a public development authority under Washington State Law, the Washington State Auditor conducts an annual audit of Grays Harbor Historical Seaport. To view our audits, click on the links below:

2018: Accountability | 2017: Accountability | 2016: Accountability, 990 | 2015: 990 | 2014: Accountability, 990 | 2013: Accountability | 2011: Accountability, Finding | 2009: Accountability, Finding

GuideStar Exchange Gold Seal: Check out our GuideStar profile for more information, including recent IRS Form 990s. We have earned the gold GuideStar Exchange Seal for our commitment to transparency.

2017 Gratitude Report
2017 Impact Report
2016 Gratitude Report

2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report


Seaport Landing

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport is in the process of developing Seaport Landing on the site of a 38-acre former sawmill on the Aberdeen waterfront. The Seaport Landing project will transform a disused industrial brownfield into a mixed-use cultural destination. Offering space for community organizations, entrepreneurship, lodging, and a dock for Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain.

To learn more about the project, visit our Seaport Landing page and read the 2016 two-page Project Summary.