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Harbor History Museum

4121 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor, WA
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Gig Harbor
Type: Museums
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Gig Harbor, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

As fairly new residents of the Gig Harbor area, my husband and I are big fans of the Harbor History Museum. We have visited several times, and always find something new to enjoy. We've noticed that there are plenty of hands on exhibits for children, and we plan to take our grandkids to the museum when they come to visit.... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great little museum in the harbor. Wonderful history of the fishermen's village of Gig harbor including a small school house. Hands on opportunities for every age! Takes about an hour to thoroughly view the exhibits. I was impressed with all they packed into that small building.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you live anywhere within a 30 mile radius of HHM, go ahead and become a member. There are wonderful exhibits that don't take much time to digest. The exhibits change frequently and the talks and special events are a plus! The staff is always welcoming, and the gift shop has something for everyone.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Our grandchildren were coming to visit and we went in and asked if we could check it out to see if it was something the g-kids would like. Absolutely! No charge! How many big city museum's would let you do that? It's a wonderful museum, with lots of hand-on exhibits, (our g-kids played with catching the salmon in the nets... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Walk onto a 1906 fishing boat, touch a #1 sailboat hull, or learn more about Gig Harbor's settlers. It's a small museum but remarkable in its exhibits.

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Gig Harbor
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is an excellent little museum, which offers a look into the rich history of Gig Harbor. It also offers special events throughout the year and hosts Smithsonian exhibits as well. This is well worth a trip. When guests come to visit, we always take them to the Harbor History Museum and it is very well received. Good parking. The... More

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