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Harbor History Museum

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Excellent small museum

Wonderful, knowledgeable staff and a small but informative, nicely arranged exhibit space... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
Tacoma, Washington
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Nice little local history museum.

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

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Doug B
Nanaimo, Canada
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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
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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
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Donalamo
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