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“Very Cool” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shafer Historical Museum

Shafer Historical Museum
Castle Avenue, Winthrop, WA
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Winthrop
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Offers a recreated settlement of the 1920s.
Puyallup, Washington, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Very Cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This museum was an all outdoors museum that does't have a fee to visit but they do have a donations box. The museum is very cool, it has all the history of how Winthrop used to be a mining town, it also shows off a lot of the old equipment, which is very cool.

Visited December 2013
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Eastern Washington
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“shafer museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Provides a great history of the area - great for kids, too. Kids can get a hands on feel for the old west. Staff was very informative, and access to the site is right from the middle of town.

Visited September 2013
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Florida
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

A very complete museum of the town. The museum had log cabins, stables, mining and farming equipment. Info on the history of that area. And it was free just asked for a donation. Even my husband found interesting things in it.

Visited July 2013
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Seattle
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“Interesting history of Winthrop and surrounding areas.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

A must see if visiting Winthrop although the inside of the buildings are not open year round. We were greeted by a friendly volunteer who shared some local history.

Visited September 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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“Super historical museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Don't miss this great museum on your trip to Winthrop. The museum grounds are open to the public to enjoy during daylight hours, although access to the interiors of the old buildings with their artifacts has limited hours. Entrance to the museum is by donation and please do contribute so this marvelous collection of pioneer history can continue to be maintained, preserved and shared with future generations. We especially appreciated the well thought out signage that really explained well what all the old mining and farming machinery was and how it was used.

Visited September 2013
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