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Harbor History Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great Local History Spot

This is a nice place to take out of town guests to get a sense of Harbor history. Everyone is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gig Harbor, Washington
Be sure and get the headphones for the exhibits

Outstanding local museum! Very friendly staff who will give you a private tour, answer any... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Burlington, Massachusetts
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4121 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332-1080
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a nice place to take out of town guests to get a sense of Harbor history. Everyone is friendly and helpful and the cost is fair. There’s a one room school house and a fishing boat plus much more. Very child friendly.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JRK50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding local museum! Very friendly staff who will give you a private tour, answer any questions, anything at all! The quality of the museum rivals any big city museum - this place is small with a limited scope (Gig Harbor, not all of Western Civilization,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lexmiller
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful, knowledgeable staff and a small but informative, nicely arranged exhibit space. Especially enjoyed being able to walk around on the Shenandoah, a fishing boat being restored. A great way to spend a couple of hours!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nancysA2800QJ
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Nice set up and great volunteers, but little of great interest to me except the boat that is being restored.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Doug B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Interesting stories and artifacts from the local area. The small schoolhouse was eye-opening, I'd seen them before, but not so intimately. Lastly, being able to walk through the vessel in the midst of reconstruction was a great experience.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robert G
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Took about an hour to walk through. Small but well designed exhibits. Also had very beautiful art from a local school and artist.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alexander M
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Admission is by donation. The displays were very well done and very interesting. Old one room school house was wonderful. The stories by former students were delightful. Displays of maritime history were excellent. The local contest for round rocks that was run by a local...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Gig Harbor has grown over the years and changed in so many ways that longtime residents may hardly recognize the place. Thankfully the Harbor History Museum captures the spirit of Gig Harbor in its intimate space nestled along the NW shores of the harbor. Ample...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Nelson J
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Very interesting historical artifacts and lots of information on Gig Harbor's history. Neat old one room school house complete with huge wood stove.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Terry R
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

If you’re in Gig Harbor, WA this is a nice little stop! The museum itself is very clean, very informative about the local nautical culture, and there is a very interesting presentation on “Galloping Gerty” which is now the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. There’s also a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Queeniedsb
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