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Great fun...unique museum!

As folks who enjoy home projects, this place is a hoot! Who knew there were so many types of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rgylling
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Palatine, Illinois
Really unique

We visited this museum as a lark, but once in it found it to be a fascinating place to visit. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jer b
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Bristol, Connecticut
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Museum owner Dave Pahl has built a collection of more than 1,000 hammers over a few decades of construction work.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As folks who enjoy home projects, this place is a hoot! Who knew there were so many types of hammers for every function. Very thorough and interesting. Well worth the 5$ admission! Quirky and fun!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this museum as a lark, but once in it found it to be a fascinating place to visit. It contains over a thousand hammers of different materials, origins, and age. You can purchase a package that takes you here and to the American...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very unique and interesting. Every hammer you could ever want to know about. Get the admission for the 3 museums/attractions in Haines, it saves you some money. Walking distance from the cruise ship and there is also a free shuttle.

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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Buy the 3 Pass (Eagle Foundation, Hammer and Sheldon Museum. Will save you some money and We enjoyed all 3. History preserved and well displayed very interesting.

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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Who knew there were that many hammers and uses! I was pessimistic about going but loved it. Interesting!

1  Thank bluedog1400
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Quirky, entertaining, informative and well worth the $5 entrance fee. The manager on the day we visited was very friendly too. Even on a sunny day a must do in Haines.

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Small museums are perfect for a rainy day. This is easy to spot. Just look for the large hammer out front. Thousands are on display and thousands more in storage. This was really pretty neat and quite interesting. You can buy a ticket for 3...More

1  Thank fiddlestogo
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Um. It's a museum full of hammers. There's no movie theater in Haines, so... Oddly, the hammers are screwed (not nailed) to the walls.

1  Thank Jason F
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Got off our cruise ship and came here. Amazing place !! I had no idea there are so many different types of hammers and from all over the world. There is a great deal to see all 3 museums for $20. Well worth it. Great...More

1  Thank Deborah C
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Had more fun than I expected at this little museum for the hammer. I liked the huge array of antique and special purpose hammers. Anyone that loves tools will appreciate the visit. Very friendly staff. $5 well spent. Probably a 30 minute visit would be...More

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My wife and I spent 45 minutes to an hour there. It was very interesting. If you're in to hammers you could spend a lot longer there.
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