From I-5, exit east onto NE 45th St. Travel east to 15th Ave NE. The museum is on the Northwest corner of UW campus between 15th Ave NE and Memorial Way NE.
Many buses serve the University District and can drop you within a block or two of the museum entrance. For timetables, routes and help, consult King County Metro’s trip planner tool.
Plan the safest route by with the City of Seattle's Interactive Bicycle Map. The museum is just a half-mile north of the Burke Gilman Trail, and there are bike racks near the front entrance of the museum.
The University of Washington light rail station is located next to Husky Stadium. For schedules, visit the Sound Transit Link light rail website. The Burke Museum is a 20-minute walk through campus or a short bus ride on route 43 or 44.
Visitor Parking on UW Campus
The closest visitor parking is the N1 lot located next to the Burke Museum. Visitors can drive straight to the lot from Memorial Way NE and pay by machine with a credit card or use the pay by phone app.
Parking in another lot on campus? Stop by the north University of Washington (UW) parking gatehouse near the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE/Memorial Way NE to ask what parking is available near the Burke. The next closest visitor lots are C1-C6 Central Plaza Garage (entrance at 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St), N28 (Monday–Friday only) and Padelford Garage.
UW Parking Rates:
- Weekdays 6 am – 4 pm , $4/hr or $17 all-day; $6 flat fee after 4 pm
- $6 flat fee on Saturdays until 12 pm, except C1-C6 Central Plaza Garage, where the flat fee is $12
- FREE after 12 pm on Saturdays and all day Sundays
Other Nearby Parking
There are several public pay-to-park lots within a few blocks of the Burke. City of Seattle street parking available near the Burke with parking limits between two and four hours. The closest street parking is found along 15th Ave NE, 16th Ave NE and 17th Ave NE. View a map of nearby parking options.
Accessible parking is available in all UW parking lots. The closest accessible spaces are in UW lot N1 adjacent to the Burke Museum. Visit the UW Transportation website for more information.
There are three bus stalls in the N1 parking lot for school groups visiting the Burke Museum. These spaces are managed by Burke Education, please contact Education if you have any questions.
The Burke Museum stands on the lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, whose ancestors resided here since time immemorial. Many Indigenous peoples thrive in this place—alive and strong.
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