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Address: 4121 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor, WA
Phone Number: 2538586722
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Outstanding activity!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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7 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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100 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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 32 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 

Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a well-organized museum with interesting permanent exhibits and a variety of more temporary shows which are generally interesting. It's a nice museum in that one can spend 1.5-2 hours there and learn something about the Gig Harbor that existed before the present day.

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

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed visiting the museum! We hope you come back to check out our next exhibition which features the Peninsula Art League's Open Juried Show. More 

Gig Harbor, Washington
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

As a local resident I appreciate the quality effort that went into creating this local history museum. The permanent exhibits are very well done and interesting for learning about the history and local culture of this little harbor town that was settled originally by Croatian Fishing families and Norwegians. They host interesting temporary exhibits as well. Additionally there is a... More 

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

We are happy to hear that you enjoy the Museum and our presentation of the rich history of Gig Harbor. We hope to see you around the Museum in the near future. More 

Friendsville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is an interesting museum the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable . It would also be enjoyable for your kids as well as your grandparents.

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

We are so happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time at the Harbor History Museum! Thank you for taking the time to send in a review and please let us know if we can do anything to make your next trip to the museum more enjoyable! More 

Gig Harbor, Washington
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Check it out! Fun activities for the kids! And local kids display art! It's fun! My kids enjoy it every time, it's for all ages!

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

We are happy to hear that your visit to the Harbor History Museum was full of fun! We pride ourselves as a venue that is fun for all ages, so we appreciate that you and your family had a great time. Hope to see you at the museum again soon! More 

Everett, Washington
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176 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We saw the museum while exiting from lunch across the street so we walked over the decided to go through the museum. A well thought out and informative museum about the area. We really enjoyed our visit and plan on returning again in the future.

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

We are so happy that you spotted us and stopped in! Thank you for the kind review and we look forward to seeing you again at the Museum. More 

St. George, Utah
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Gig Harbor is a fantastic place to visit, so bundle up a trip there with a stop at this museum. The setting couldn't be nicer. Great weather, walkways, and fantastic dining all around this place!

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

We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to the museum! We hope you are able to swing in next time you are in the area. More 

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