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Harbor History Museum

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Address: 4121 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor, WA
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+1 253-858-6722
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fishing Village History

The museum isn't huge but what they have is wonderful. Hands on information regarding the town of Gig Harbor as well as the area in general. Located on the main street in town it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum isn't huge but what they have is wonderful. Hands on information regarding the town of Gig Harbor as well as the area in general. Located on the main street in town it is easily accessible and convenient. The fishing vessel in back is an on going work in progress. Very well done. It wont take up your whole... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

I visited this museum, based on the advice of the great grandson of one of the founding families of Gig Harbor. The visit is WELL WORTH visiting.

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Penkridge, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

it was interesting although the history of the area only dates back to the 1800's the museum painted a feel for gig harbours history I found the part about the narrows bridge the best part the narrows bridge better known as galloping gerty

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Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The museum is located on Gig Harbors scenic waterfront. Our main reason for visiting was the video of the Galloping Gerdie bridge collapse and to view the large piece of rusted, twisted steel on display. The museum also had very interesting exhibits showing the lumber, fishing and boatbuilding history of the Kitsap peninsula and Gig harbor. Volunteers are restoring a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I gave this a lower rating due to the high entrance fee. For a small museum, it seemed on the expensive side, which may be a turn off for families, which is unfortunate because it is worth a look. Great video of the Galloping Gerdie bridge collapse. Children will love the boats they can touch and experience. Definitely a wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This place is worth a look. Good history on the Native Americans, early settlers, local industry. Takes about an hour and gives you a good idea about the region.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

The Harbor History Museum is a great place to start your visit of Gig Harbor. Well presented exhibits show unique events and lifestyle history of Gig harbor. Rooster races, hard work in the forests and on the sound, and cooperation between diverse cultural groups made Gig Harbor the special place it is today. The volunteers restoring the fishing vessel under... More 

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Fox Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The Harbor History Museum has carefully assembled artifacts, photos, even an old schoolhouse and fishing vessel to show visitors the wide history of this special harbor. The Slavic and Scandinavian fishing culture has been an important part of Gig Harbor's history. Don't miss this delightful foray into the past!

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Olalla, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

This museum is worth an hour or so for locals and visitors alike. You will learn the history of the peninsula, beginning with Native American inhabitants, through European settlement, up to today. There are interactive displays, which are great for all ages. If you don't know about "Galloping Gertie," it's time you learned! You can also learn about ship-building and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I had driven by this place for years and finally took the time to stop. The design and displays are as good as any museum I have been to. A great recap of the history of the area. Definitely worth stopping to see.

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