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Harbor History Museum

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Small but had good exhibits.

Took about an hour to walk through. Small but well designed exhibits. Also had very beautiful art... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alexander M
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Wonderful local museum

Admission is by donation. The displays were very well done and very interesting. Old one room... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DEGiii
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4121 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332-1080
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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.

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

2  Thank Queeniedsb
Reviewed June 20, 2018

A smallish community museum definitely worth a visit. Take a step into the history of a small fishing community. The rotating exhibits are wonderful.

1  Thank Tricia M
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Well thought out little museum of local harbor history. This year admission is free as a result of a generous donor. They’re restoring an old fishing vessel behind the main building. Some interactive exhibits make it fun for all ages. The best showing was the...More

1  Thank Donalamo
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Wonderful spot and location to stop in while on a Harbor walk. Entry fees have been waived this year, so it is an easy visit. Lots of hands-on activities.

Thank 741lolo
Reviewed May 12, 2018

A great way to spend an hour or two to learn about the history of Gig Harbor. The renovated authentic fishing schooner and authenic the 1-room school house are fun to see and experience. All exhibits are high quality and well-researched.

Thank berkeleyalum
Reviewed February 9, 2018

There are permanent exhibits of boats and maritime equip,ment as well as being able to watch boat restorations during the days sometimes.

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