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Bainbridge Island Historical Museum

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215 Ericksen Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-1855
+1 206-842-2773
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Nice historic museum

Museum is in a small historic school house located within walking distance of the ferry terminal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cohoman
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Seattle
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A Very Good History Lesson

This museum May be small in size, but does a great job of tracing the island’s diverse history... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richard S
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Abilene, Texas
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  • Excellent54%
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  • Average9%
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“small space” (11 reviews)
“during wwii” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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215 Ericksen Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-1855
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+1 206-842-2773
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"small space"
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"japanese internment"
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"during wwii"
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"historical museum"
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"local history"
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"native americans"
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"research library"
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"jam packed"
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"former school"
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"japanese families"
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"little gem"
in 5 reviews
"great introduction"
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"plan on spending"
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"small fee"
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"entry fee"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museum is in a small historic school house located within walking distance of the ferry terminal. Although small, it's filled with lots of interesting historic relics. The displays we're very well done. Definitely worth a visit if you're into local history.

Thank cohoman
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum May be small in size, but does a great job of tracing the island’s diverse history. There is a docent to collect a small fee and introduce you to the vast collection and contents of the exhibits. There is a senior’s rate. There...More

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

I've given this attraction an overall rating of very good because this small museum is packed with information and gives a fascinating overview of the island's history. However the museum guide ruined our time there and we cut our visit short. He was over-enthusiastic, over-bearing...More

2  Thank SageNYorkshire
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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

We brought out two kids, seven and nine. We had a good time. Lots of good historic information and definitely kept our kids interested.

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

We actually just took a day trip from Seattle on a cold wintry day and stopped here at the museum on a whim. Too cold to do a lot of walking and it isn't a far walk from the ferry. The museum is jam packed...More

1  Thank Cheri D
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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

For just two rooms (plus a research library), I think too much information was on display. Th first room was plastered with articles and pictures, some of which had no explanation. I loved all the info on the Japanese American internment’s as I didn’t know...More

Thank jehenson81
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

If you visit Bainbridge Island (or if you live on BI), please visit the BI Historical Museum. It's a great way to learn about our past and I'm sure you will learn something, no matter how much you think you know about Bainbridge. What a...More

Thank janetlp
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

This is really a place for locals to walk, bike, launch boats and exercise dogs. There are some stunning water views with a southern exposure, allowing one to soak up the rare Pacific Northwest sunshine when it happens. I come here very often to walk...More

Thank nobadtrips
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Reviewed December 15, 2017

This small two-room historical museum is a hidden gem. It's not unlike lots of small town historical societies in the presentation of tons of information and artifacts. But the difference here is that the docent volunteers have had personal first-hand experience with the removal and...More

Thank MouseDance
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Reviewed November 18, 2017

I visited mainly to do some family history research. Three or four different staff members tried to help me find relevant information and then suggested other places on the island that might help. Then I moved on to the historical exhibits, which were packed into...More

Thank Dunyazade
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rosebudirwin
April 17, 2017|
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Response from Jack98110a | Reviewed this property |
The museum has extensive files on the island and will likely respond to your query. Call them between 10am and 4pm Monday thru Friday. 206-842-2773.
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