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Address: 108 Main St., Haines, AK 99827
Phone Number: 907-766-2374
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Description: Museum owner Dave Pahl has built a collection of more than 1,000 hammers...
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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Quirky little museum

If you love hammers or tools, this is a no-brainer. But, really, how many people LOVE hammers? Clearly the docents of the Hammer Museum do, as evidenced by their massive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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237 reviews 237 reviews
127 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you love hammers or tools, this is a no-brainer. But, really, how many people LOVE hammers? Clearly the docents of the Hammer Museum do, as evidenced by their massive collection of all types of hammers throughout history. Even if you're not a hammer junkie, as I am not, it's still an interesting place to visit for thirty or forty... More 

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Boydton, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Hammers hammers hammers. This museum is an absolute must see in Haines AK. Every kind of hammer you can imagine and then some. It is a small museum but packed to the rafters with fascinating hammers. Buy the ticket that includes the Eagle Preserve and the Sheldon Museum across the street. Great things to do on a rainy day (which... More 

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Gallatin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Really enjoyed this stop on our Off the Beaten Path tour that we took in Haines, AK while stopping there on a cruise. Our tour guide knew the owner of the museum who had a hammer collection that outgrew his home. Mike, the owner, was there and he gave us an interesting demo of a hammer "machine" that he had... More 

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Houston, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
16 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

What great little museum if you have any interest in tools. With over 2000 hammers on display, you will surely find one that you must have for your tool box. For some reason my wife wasn't that excited about it.

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Huntington, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

An amazing display of hammers of all varieties. Even a couple of creations made of you guessed it hammer. Friendly curator.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A real gem, one of those unique museums that you would never know was there. Recommended by both a bus driver in Anchorage and the local Haines tour guide, $5 admission was a bargain.

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Wasington State
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Well, no false advertising here...it's a collection of hammers. It struck us as someone's personal collection striving to be historically significant. Without the staff to tell stories about the collection, the museum would not really stand as a museum--rather more of a collection of hammers. We stayed about 15 minutes before a cruise ship group came in and dominated the... More 

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Colorado
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

You don't have to love hammers to go here, but in interest in tools is helpful. They have all sorts if hammers that were used in many different ways from home to beauty and more.

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Washington, DC
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363 reviews 363 reviews
79 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Nothing like sharing an obsession with the world, especially when it is so well done. Who imagined that there were so many different hammers? They are beautifully displayed and explained. Kids will love this place as much as you will. It's just a couple of rooms, but it is worth 45 minutes or so. Great docents too.

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Look at it this way. Anyone who is nuts about hammers enough to amass a collection of hammers you know and have not heard of deserves the attention of the visitor to Haines. Heck, it is right downtown and you have no idea how little you really know about the kinds of hammers there are in this world until you... More 

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