Tickets are available in the Observatory Check-In (two doors down from the main lobby) Wednesday – Sunday.
Smith Tower Observatory Tickets

General Admission
From $22.00
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Grab a ticket for our self-guided tour that will take you through some of Smith Tower's storied history of Smith Tower and an exciting cast of characters! Then, take a ride on the historic Otis elevators to the 35th floor where you'll be stunned by 360-degree views of Seattle and Puget Sound from the only open-air observation deck in Seattle.

  • All-day general Admission Into Smith Tower & the self-guided Tour Exhibit*
  • Access to the Observatory Bar & Restraunt
  • Access to the Lookout Lounge & Deck
*We do not take reservations and we are unable to offer refunds. 

Please note that we are periodically closed due to private events. 

Hours of Operations:

October through April: Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 11 am to 8 pm. Friday and Saturday 11 am to 9 pm. 
May through September: Wednesday and Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 11 am to 10 pm. 

Observatory Restaurant:

We do not take reservations. Table assignments are given in the lobby at check-in, not in our restaurant. Our restaurant opens at 3pm. We are a first-come, first-serve restaurant with assigned seating. We can only accommodate 6 guests per table. If you have a larger party, we may have to divide your party into two separate tables. We will do our best to seat your party at tables next to each other, as we have limited space.

We are wheelchair accessible and kid-friendly. 

Large Groups:

If you are visiting us with a large group of 10 or more guests, please call us in advance at (206) 624-0414 or email info@smithtower.com Wednesday through Sunday 11 am to 8 pm. Please give us at least two business days to respond via email. Please fill out this form for a group reservation: https://www.smithtower.com/request-for-proposal.php

Group Reservations & Events: 

Please fill out this form: Event Space Rental Inquiry Form - Smith Tower and our Events Manager will reach out to you shortly. 

Online Tickets:

If you purchase tickets online and cannot come on the day that you reserved your tickets, you may switch your tickets for another day that we are open, as long as your tickets have not been redeemed. We are unable to offer refunds. 

Talking Tower Tours
From $29.00
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For a unique Seattle experience, don't miss our new Talking Tower Tour offering. Join our self-named Herald of Smith Tower and tour guides through a (45) minute tour that covers the wild past of Smith Tower. Learn about the tower's architecture & all the stories of the people who filled our history with rum-running, boy geniuses, and crooked lawyers.
  • (45) minute guided tour through Smith Tower
  • All-day general admission within Smith Tower & its self-guided tour exhibit
  • All-day access to the Observatory Bar
  • A Souvenir postcard.

Our Talking Tower Tour is limited to 10 guests per tour. If you have a larger group, you may split up into different tours. You will be waitlisted upon arrival for a table at our observatory. Once you are finished with your tour, you are welcome to dine with us.

If you're a larger group visiting us for our tour, please contact us ahead of time by calling (206) 624-0414 or email info@smithtower.com. Please give us at least two business days to respond via email.