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Hammer Museum

108 Main St., Haines, AK 99827
907-766-2374
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Ranked #6 of 10 attractions in Haines
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Museum owner Dave Pahl has built a collection of more than 1,000 hammers over a few decades of construction work.
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Annapolis, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Who would think you could make a whole museum with just hammers but the folks in Haines managed to do just that. Very interesting. Highly recommend a visit.

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Newcastle, Australia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

there are so many hammers in this small museum. Some of the hammers have a little story attached about the history of their use. Great to visit

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Lewisville, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you like unique and out of the ordinary places, then this place is for you. It was interesting enough to walk through and can be checked off the list of "done that".

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Hyvinkaa, Finland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

How many different uses could you think of for a hammer? See by yourself in this charming little museum! A small quiz available to keep children in the focus.

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Macon, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A group of 5 of us really had a good time exploring the hammer displays. So many unique designed hammers are organized and described. History, humor, culture are woven into the place. You can buy a postcard there, fill it out, and for a nominal charge, the interns will walk it to the post office, put a stamp on, and... More

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This museum really hit the nail on the head for a visit. I talked our group of 10 into the visit and they all had a very positive and suprising visit - loving it.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
6 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was somewhat surprised when my husband (who hates DIY) decided we would visit the hammer museum! But this quirky little museum was worth the $5 entrance fee and kept us entertained during our 30 minute visit.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Really interesting little museum in Haines. We enjoyed the ambiance and selection of the displays. Fun stop in in Haines.

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Buffalo, New York
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31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Dave Pahl had a problem, or at least wife Carol thought so. Dave liked hammers. A lot. He had bunches and bunches of them. What to do with them all? The answer was a bit surprising. Dave didn't cut down on his collection, or move out of the house. He opened a museum. What's more, Carol eventually thought this was... More

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on the move
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Well I guess opening a museum is a logical thing to do for anyone with a collection of anything. There were a vast range of hammers on display and they were very well curated. The owner apparently has many, many more hammers in storage we were told. I learned more about hammers than I think I need to know. The... More

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