The Suquamish are a Lushootseed (Puget Salish) speaking people that traditionally lived along the Kitsap Peninsula including Bainbridge and Blake Islands, across Puget Sound from present day Seattle. Today Suquamish Tribal members live on the Port Madison Indian Reservation in the reservation towns of Suquamish and Indianola.
The Suquamish people have lived along the shores of the Kitsap Peninsula for more than ten thousand years. Their name comes from the word for "clear salt water". The Suquamish ancestors thrived by harvesting salmon, clams and other natural foods. Their robust culture is rich with art, dance, song, ceremony and ritual and continues to be a major contribution to Kitsap culture and diversity. For more information about their history please visit the Suquamish Museum and Suquamish Tribe website.
The beautiful new Suquamish Museum and Cultural Center are located just up the hill from the Old-Man-House village site, Suquamish Memorial and the restored Chief Seattle Grave Site. Set in a natural landscape of native plants the 9,000 sf space reflects the traditional Big House architecture of the Coast Salish and houses the Suquamish Tribes collections of artifacts, photographs and manuscripts. The public areas offer permanent and temporary Exhibition spaces, Research space, Education rooms, and a Museum Store. Click for information about visiting and events.
The only waterfront casino property in Puget Sound, Clearwater Casino Resort is nestled on the shores of the Agate Passage. Indoors and out, the breathtaking property captures the rustic natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The Resort’s 85 guest rooms and suites offer spectacular water veiws and flank a soaring Great Room with waterfront views amid museum-quality works of art. The newly opened Hotel Tower features 98 spectacular rooms and a 10,000 square foot conference center for hosting meetings and events. Guest accommodations are also offered in three vacation houses close to the resort, for a total of 186 rooms to select from. There are several restaurants from including fine dinning The Clearwater, casual dinning at the Beach Glass Cafe and live entertainment at the Beach Rock Sports & Music Lounge. Angeline's Spa will pamper you with a wide-range of full-services from massage to facials. The resport recently opened a new conference center with high-tech meeting spaces. Click here for a calendar of events.
White Horse Golf Club offers much more than just golf! The grounds offer a lovely backdrop for meeting and weddings as well. They also offer a free shuttle from the Kingston WSF terminal. Following golf enjoy a pleasant meal from the Cedar Ridge Grill overlooking the beautiful 18 hole. Summer dining on the outdoor patio is the perfect finish for your White Horse Golf experience.