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Hammer Museum

108 Main St., Haines, AK 99827
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Ranked #7 of 11 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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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

There is a story to tell here and you need to meet the owner to get the whole tale. This is one of the most unique and unusual museums you will ever see. The admission is minimal and the historical value is fascinating. Hammers...more than you can imagine. Well worth the time and effort to stop in this little community... More

Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

So many different types of hammers to see and would be great for any handyman to see all of the different types of hammers available. Love the story about the owner rescuing a dog.

Annapolis, Maryland
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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.

Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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

Lewisville, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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".

Hyvinkaa, Finland
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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

North Brunswick, New Jersey
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.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
6 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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