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Hammer Museum

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Address: 108 Main St., Haines, AK 99827
Phone Number: +1 907-766-2374
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Museum owner Dave Pahl has built a collection of more than 1,000 hammers...

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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Ok this is a must see because honestly when will you EVER see a museum full of hammers??!!! We took the free bus from the cruise port and like I said you have to see this place if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 3, 2016
Sriver525
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Ok this is a must see because honestly when will you EVER see a museum full of hammers??!!! We took the free bus from the cruise port and like I said you have to see this place if for anything for bragging rights with your friends at home! And I am now educated on every hammer ever made so I... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Who knew there were so many kinds of hammers? A neat history and view into the past with different types of hammers. Check out the hammers outside as well as inside too!

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Chantilly, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Haines is a pretty small town so the hammer museum is really a prime attraction. It is a real hammer museum and its kind of amazing that there are so many hammers. You have to be particularly into hammers to enjoy it. It's about five smallish rooms so it's a quick visit. It was raining and we thought why not.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

To say we were skeptical is an understatement. A museum about a tool? Turned out to be fascinating.. Medical, sledge, fine point, cobbler's, auto repair and more hammers. Odd but intriguing.

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Fenelon Falls, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

As a maker I have a few different hammers so I knew that there were different types. I wasn't prepared to see 2,300 of them on display. When you think of all the trades (wood, metal, steel, electrical, medical, shoe, etc.) it make sense that there would be so many specialized hammers. It was cool looking at the displays and... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

You may think, " A museum dedicated to hammer? How much can see about hammers?" I thought the same thing, but If you are in Haines, AK it is a must see! I small converted cottage houses the most interesting array of hammers you'll ever see. From stone hammers used hunreds of years ago, to crazy automatic hammers that were... More 

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The_Hammer_Museum, Manager at Hammer Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying our collection! We should work on getting that signed photo! More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We had seen the outside of the museum on an earlier trip to Haines but it was closed for the day. Made a point to get into town before the museum closed on this trip. Be sure to check their website for hours. Wonderful small museum that reflects on the collector's passion and knowledge of the subject. A huge variety... More 

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The_Hammer_Museum, Manager at Hammer Museum, responded to this review

Glad you were able to spend a good amount of time at the museum! More 

Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Like the world's largest ball of yarn the hammer museum is a must-see. Thousands of hammers from pre-history through to the present. Most are 18-19th century creations with ingenious uses. Things you'd never thought about needing a hammer for. A bung hammer, a gate latch hammer so fox hunters don't need to dismount to open the gate, and so on.... More 

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The_Hammer_Museum, Manager at Hammer Museum, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the museum! More 

Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This was our second visit to the Hammer Museum and the second time we've enjoyed ourselves. If you think a visit to a museum devoted solely to a tool isn't worth five bucks, think again.

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The_Hammer_Museum, Manager at Hammer Museum, responded to this review
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Glad you enjoyed our museum! More 

Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

While 4 to 5 ships sail into Skagway each day, Haines gets only 1 or 2 a week. There is a free trolley service running constantly. For $16 you can buy an admission ticket for all 3 local attractions. The first is the Hammer Museum. It is easily spotted by a large Hammer standing out front. Inside are several rooms... More 

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The_Hammer_Museum, Manager at Hammer Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting our museum and all the other museums Haines has to offer! More 

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