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Address: 4121 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor, WA
Phone Number: 2538586722
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Living museum

The St. Lucia Christmas festival; a 1901 'real life' classroom experience; a cemetery walk meeting characters from the town's history, and so many other wonderful living events... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The St. Lucia Christmas festival; a 1901 'real life' classroom experience; a cemetery walk meeting characters from the town's history, and so many other wonderful living events put the visitor in the moment--it makes you, yourself, part of the history experience. The museum is the most exciting thing to do in Gig Harbor!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The curator & board have done a nice job at reflecting some of the local history in an extremely pleasant setting. This is a great rainy day activity in Gig Harbor. Add it onto you harbor walk!

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HarborHistoryMuse, Public Relations Manager at Harbor History Museum, responded to this review

We're so glad that you enjoyed yourself at our Museum! Thanks so much for the good review! More 

Gresham, Oregon
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79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

What a gem of a find. Gig Harbor and the surrounding areas have a rich history that is being preserved and displayed by this wonderful little museum. You can tell the staff and volunteers are very proud of the collection and are more than happy to fill in all of the details.

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Washington
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We loved the exhibits discussing the local history of Gig Harbor, the video on Galloping Gertie was interesting, nice art exhibit, great old boat restoration project and the school house was amazing. Thanks so much to the people who preserve these things so that we can all dip into the past.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is a wonderful place for kids and adults alike. Lots of fascinating local history with interactive displays of varying types. The volunteer staff are welcoming and helpful. Not to be missed.

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Thank Barbara S
HarborHistoryMuse, Public Relations Manager at Harbor History Museum, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! If you ever have time to stop by on a Friday or Saturday we have restoration of our Shenandoah vessel. It is a very unique experience for visitors of all ages! More 

Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This museum was a great place for my husband, our 2 1/2 year old son, and I. It has exhibits kids can touch, a boat that's being restored that we could walk on and talk to the workers, a small kids sailboat, and a super cute old school house. We truly enjoyed our trip here! The staff was very nice... More 

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HarborHistoryMuse, Public Relations Manager at Harbor History Museum, responded to this review

We are so happy that you had a wonderful trip to the museum and were able to talk with the restoration volunteers! We hope to see you again at the museum either exploring our exhibitions or at on of our programs. More 

Gig Harbor, Washington
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is just a great, compact museum, with a broad and deep review of the history of the town and the area. I am always transfixed while watching the movie of the 1940 collapse of the 'Gallopin' Gertie' bridge. It is a great way to entertain the grandkids regardless of the weather. Watching the progress of restoring the Shenandoah is... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great overview of Gig Harbor. Modern facility with vodophones to give a better overview. Outside volunteers are restoring a old woden fishing boat called Shenandoah This a labor of love as its in pretty rough shap Will great to see it fuly restored

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HarborHistoryMuse, Public Relations Manager at Harbor History Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to visit! The Shenandoah is definitively a labor of love, but we have some awesome volunteers led by our Shipwright Nate who really devote their time and energy to the ship. More 

Bend, Oregon
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118 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We just stumbled on to this attraction when it had just opened on a Sunday. It was very interesting to go through the displays and learn about the history of the area. The ship they are rebuilding was fascinating. Could have spent a lot more time. Although we walked, it can be accessed with the bus as it could be... More 

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HarborHistoryMuse, Public Relations Manager at Harbor History Museum, responded to this review

We are so happy that you stumbled across the museum and enjoyed our facility Rosie! If you ever make it back to Gig Harbor we have our Shenandoah restoration volunteers out working on the Shenandoah every Friday and Saturday from 10-1. More 

San Diego, California
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62 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a fascinating place if you want to learn about local maritime history. Their display of the "Galloping Gertie" (Tacoma Narrows Bridge) was very informative. It was important to me because my grandfather was in one of the last cars off the bridge before it collapsed. The museum has a boat out back that they are restoring and a... More 

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HarborHistoryMuse, Public Relations Manager at Harbor History Museum, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our Museum! Thank you for taking the time to visit. If you ever get the chance, we have restoration hours on the Shenandoah each Friday and Saturday from 10-1. The public is welcome to check out the process or even get their hands dirty and volunteer! More 

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