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Harbor History Museum

4121 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332-1080
+1 253-858-6722
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Small but Smart

Well thought out little museum of local harbor history. This year admission is free as a result of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donalamo
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Walnut Creek, California
Great exhibits and activities

Wonderful spot and location to stop in while on a Harbor walk. Entry fees have been waived this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
741lolo
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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4121 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332-1080
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+1 253-858-6722
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Donalamo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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.

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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.

Thank Chuck E
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

The Gig Harbor History Museum is a wonderful place to go to get to know the history of the area. They have fun activities for the whole family and even offer field trips for the kids as well as a classroom in the back to...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

This museum turned to be such a pleasant surprise! Free admission and kid friendly. The local docent gave us a personal overview of what the museum had to offer and then walked us through the historic fishing boat in the back. The one room school...More

Thank TeamDC2
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Well organized and informative with many "hands on" activities for students and those interested in the city's history.

Thank Dorothy R
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Very nice History Museum. Many of us in Gig Harbor are members and can use it anytime. We have wonderful history and this shares that with you. Also has special functions that are nice to attend.

Thank Wayne G
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

This museum has some wonderful displays of history and equipment relevant to the area. The host/docent where very knowledgeable. Outside the main building is a fishing trawling being restored that you can board and also outside is a century old school house.

Thank fred j
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

My husband and I visited this museum while staying in Gig Harbor. While we expected to enjoy based on the positive reviews we had read, we were surprised at how interested we became. We wished we had gone a little earlier so we would have...More

Thank patriciabT7950ZK
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