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Harbor History Museum

Address: 4121 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor, WA
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Gig Harbor
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Took my son here, and he absolute loved this museum. Even for being a history museum but it's still very attractive, with lots of pictures; especially the interactive display - it made him know more about his hometown's history with so much fun, unlike the other dry text that he wouldn't even bother to look at. Great job, Harbor History... More 

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

We are so glad that both you and your son enjoyed yourselves during your last visit! We hope that you both come back for our next hands on exhibit Outside The Lines, which runs from December 5, 2014-March 15, 2015. More 

San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This little museum is so interesting and well done! It makes Gig Harbor so much more than just a pretty place. Well worth the time and small amount of money. Good for 10 and over kids.

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

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the visit to Harbor History Museum. We hope that you make it back again sometime, especially to check out our new exhibits or special programs! More 

Moorpark, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It was ok. I think about seven dollars a person. Their interactive displays were kind of funky but it filled a void of an hour or so to learn more about the area. They are restoring a fishing boat you can get into for those interested in that kind of thing. Not a place that kids would ooooh and ahhhh... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments. We are constantly striving to provide innovative and engaging programming for audiences of all ages and encourage you to attend some of our programming if you return to the area. The Shenandoah, our current restoration project, was built in 1925 and provides museum visitors and volunteers the opportunity for... More 

Costa Mesa, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our grandsons are 4 and 5. We took them there last week. There are so many hands-on displays (especially the anchor weights out by the boat) that they had a really good time. Grown-ups will like it also. There is the actual original Gig Harbor school house on the premises, set up as if for class tomorrow. There is a... More 

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Harbor History Museum. We hope to see you at the museum again in the future! More 

Centralia, MO
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful little places in the US!! You can stand at the harbor and see the boats and Mount Rainier in the back round! BEAUTIFUL!! is all I can say. We just sat and marveled at the view! Can't wait to go again to see all the this country has to offer!

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Sonoma, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We used to live in nearby Kitsap County, so we enjoyed learning about the history of the area. The museum in very well done and worth the small fee they charge.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

There is something for everyone here, interactive exhibits for children, video stories from fishermen, boats to visit, a working 120 year old school house that still has visiting students, and traveling exhibits to name a few. It is easy to spend 2 or 3 hours enjoying the living history of the Gig Harbor area. If you have relatives here you... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Regardless of age, there is something for everyone at the museum. The docents are knowledgeable and drop little tidbits of historical facts during your visit. The boats keep men of all ages intrigued from the very small to the other end of the spectrum and then there's the Midway School, a 120 year old schoolhouse where classes are still held... More 

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vienna
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This museum is very well organized. The displays are clear and informative. Learning is fun at the Harbor History Museum. The exhibit change regularly so there is always something new to see

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washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

In addition to the creativity of the history display of Gig Harbor there are always a special display along with a great gift shop and special events for members

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