Directions to The Washington Institute (WIMHRT) in Tacoma, WA:

The Washington Institute is located on the grounds of the Western State Hospital campus at 9601 Steilacoom Blvd, SW, Tacoma, WA, 98498. We are located on the third floor of Building 16.

Traveling south on I-5 (from Seattle or Hwy 16), take Exit 129 toward S 72 ST/S 84 ST.  Take the S 74th St. W ramp and turn slight right onto 74th St W.  Travel 2.2 miles.  74th St. W becomes Custer Rd. W.  After another mile, turn slight right onto 88th St. SW.  This becomes Steilacoom Blvd SW.  After you pass Albertson’s on your right, you will approach the WSH campus.  Turn right at the next stoplight into the main entrance. 

Traveling north on I-5 (from Olympia), take Exit 119 toward Dupont Rd./Steilacoom.  Turn left onto Clark Rd.  Clark Rd. becomes Barksdale Ave.  Turn right onto Dupont Steilacoom Rd.  Travel 5.6 miles.  Turn slight right onto Rainier St.  Turn right onto Puyallup St.  Turn left onto Starling St.  This becomes Steilacoom Tacoma Blvd., then Steilacoom Blvd SW.  You will see the grounds of WSH campus on your left.  Turn left at the next stoplight into the main entrance.

From the WSH main entrance:  Take an immediate left.  Take the next right under the breezeway; you will be at a small parking lot.  The Washington Institute is located in the free-standing building to your right.  (Additional free parking is available north of the building or in lots scattered around campus.)  Enter through the left-hand door on the west side of the building and take the elevator or stairs to the 3rd floor.

NOTE: PLEASE ALLOW YOURSELF EXTRA TIME FOR PARKING WHEN YOU ARRIVE. The hospital grounds have very scattered parking areas. When in doubt, ask a security officer where to park.