Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project 

Visit Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum and Park

The hydroelectric museum’s exhibits are housed in PSE’s historic Carpenter Shop and Train Depot, which chronicle Charles H. Baker’s 1898-1899 development of the world’s first underground power station.


The 12-acre Snoqualmie Falls park contains picnic areas, restrooms, education kiosks and signs and cliffside observation areas for viewing Snoqualmie Falls. The lower park area offers a trail through forested wildlife habitat, a kayak and canoe launching area, historic interpretive displays, and a riverside boardwalk and observation platform for viewing Snoqualmie Falls.

Parking in the main park area accommodates tour buses and approximately 450 cars, and the parking lot in the lower park has 3 bus stalls and space for 41 cars.

Please be advised on May 8th, 2017, the Snoqualmie Falls Park gift shop parking area, between the main and lower parking areas, will become “pay to park.”  View this map for more information. In addition, starting Memorial Day 2017, there will be an Overflow Lot off of Snoqualmie Parkway at Railroad Avenue available, which can accommodate an estimated 150 vehicles.

The energy project's Snoqualmie Falls Park and its trails are open for day use year-round. The park is one of the region's most-visited tourist destinations. Map it

Puget Sound Energy's Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project, built in the late 1890s about 30 miles east of Seattle, is one of the Pacific Northwest's oldest hydropower facilities and home to the world's first hydroelectric plant built completely underground.

Visitor Information for Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum

Open May 25 through Labor Day

New this year: Audio tours and videos available from your personal mobile phone. While at the museum, visitors can use their phone to call in for an audio tour or access a mobile website that features the audio tour, videos and more.    

Days & Hours: Wed - Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (open Labor Day, closed Memorial Day and Fourth of July)

Address: SE 69th Place, Snoqualmie, WA 98065  Map it

Parking: Parking for the museum is limited. Park in the museum parking lot and follow the striped pedestrian path to the museum. ADA parking is available next to museum.

For more information: 425-831-4445

Snoqualmie Falls museum


Watch the videos below for a virtual tour of the historic Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project.