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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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I had the BEST time here.

When I visited, the crew was working on restoring the old boat in the back shed. They allowed me to climb on and watch the work, they were incredibly friendly, informative and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
craig f
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I visited, the crew was working on restoring the old boat in the back shed. They allowed me to climb on and watch the work, they were incredibly friendly, informative and just fun. Don't know if this happens often or if I was just lucky. That experience was really great for me, that's all I'm sayin.

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Thank craig f
Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in Gig Harbor the history museum is a great place to visit. It has all the history of the people, fishing Fleet and the gear the used. Great place. You just can't miss it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

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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Thank Stivareno
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank melanie t
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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Thank Keith A
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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mcminnville
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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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Thank c o
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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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