Northwest Carriage Museum

Northwest Carriage Museum, Raymond: Hours, Address, Northwest Carriage Museum Reviews: 5/5

Northwest Carriage Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We are a non-profit museum with a collection of 60 beautifully restored and conserved horse-drawn vehicles and artifacts from the 19th century. We are proud to be keeping history alive! Come stroll among luxury carriages or check out the StageCoach and imagine travel in the late 1890's. There is an interactive back room that is fun for kids of all ages. Our gift shop has unique items including jewelry, books, toys and more. We invite you to come get carried away!
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Patti T
Walla Walla, Washington, United States18 contributions
An amazing array of carriages, many of which I had never seen before. The quality of the restorations is amazing, and those in the conservation category are equally fascinating. The written displays provide glimpses into history that are worth spending the time to read. Several were used as movie props and are shown in a short video display of clips from those movies. There is an interactive portion of the museum geared towards kids so don't hesitate to take them along. We spent three hours and thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
Written June 13, 2021
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Seattle Meadowlark
Seattle311 contributions
The Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond, WA, can easily be called a world class museum. Every piece in the museum has a story to tell, and Jerry, the owner will gladly relate it. Even if you have no experience whatsoever with horse drawn vehicles, by the end of your visit you will be amazed at what you've learned. It's fascinating. Jerry and his wife, Laura, have traveled the country, finding these often neglected vehicles, and restored them to their former glory. I can't imagine the number of hours, the painstaking attention to detail, and the absolutely beautiful work they have spent on the carriages, etc. Even more amazing is that they have restored each piece to the point where they can be USED. Not that they do, but they can be used just as they were used, in some cases, 150 years ago.
I highly recommend you spend a day at the museum.
Written October 8, 2020
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harryatkck
Kansas City, KS936 contributions
I thought I knew a lot about carriages before I came here. I found out that I didn't know anything. As I found out here, there were as many different carriages in the 19th century as there are different types of automobiles now. Each different type of carriage was made for a specific task. The vast majority of the carriages in this museum have been fully restored & are in like new condition. The lady that ran the museum was very friendly and able to answer any question I had. This is one of the best museums I have ever seen! This is a must see!
Written August 29, 2021
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Vida Nations
5 contributions
Friends
This was a marvelous experience. The museum is well maintained, the carriages, coaches, etc. have been restored to their original glory. There’s hands on experiences for kids and film clips such as “Gone with the Wind”, “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” showcasing some of the carriages on display. Artifacts and clothing of the era on display lending to the overall experience. Its a must see museum.
Written September 4, 2020
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DLA_55
Montesano, WA49 contributions
This is a jewel not to be missed! A very well done, professional museum with a lot of very interesting carriages...an unexpected treat!
Written April 15, 2012
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malindamm
Seattle, WA88 contributions
Couples
My family visited this museum on our way back to Seattle after spending the weekend on the Oregon Coast. There were eight of us (ranging in age from 38 to 92). My aunt and uncle, who are avid horse lovers, thought this would be a great place to visit as an end to a celebration of my grandfather's 92nd birthday. My husband and I (the youngest of the group) were happily surprised at how much we all enjoyed the museum. The exhibits were all of very high quality, with a lot of great information given on the text boards. We also enjoyed the period artifacts spread throughout the museum. Best of all was the guide (unfortunately I did not catch her name) who was running the museum the day we were there. As we were the only guests at the moment, she gave us a wonderful tour full of true stories about each carriage and its original owner.
Written March 6, 2012
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Adventurer777719
52 contributions
Family
This was a small place but had alot of cool things in there. Old carriages, school room stuff etc. I would go there again.
Written May 21, 2019
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Jennifer G
Forks, WA55 contributions
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I never thought I'd find something like this in a small town. They have a lot of old carriages, all meticulously restored to "as new" condition. The size and condition of the collection is better than anything that I have seen in many large cities. It is absolutely world-class.

The docent was very helpful and informative and clearly loved her work. She had answers to all the many questions that the other visitors and I asked. The interpretive signs were high quality and very informative and I learned a lot. I'm a history buff and spent a couple of hours reading every sign and looking at every detail and just loved it.

They do a good job of explaining what the different kinds of vehicles were and how they were used and how they fit into the society. They had lots of stuff I have read about or seen mentioned but never saw before. For example, they have a Hansom cab for all you Sherlock Holmes fans.

They have a children's area with some hands on exhibits for the kids (and young at heart adults).

This was a private collection that was donated to the community. They have built a beautiful building to house it. Wooden floors and soft all around lighting show off the collection at its best. They should be very proud of what they have accomplished.

I'd recommend a visit, whether you are a serious history buff like me or just looking for a way to get the kids out of the rain for a little while while they learn some history.

They are slightly off the highway so you will need to turn up Alder Street (at a light). Look for the wagons in the parking lot to the south of Alder Street. Admission much cheaper than a Seattle attraction too: $4 for adults, $2 for kids 6-18 and younger free. Or $10 for a family. It is volunteer run and admissions supported. They are next to the Willapa Seaport Museum if you are looking for something else to do. (It's another good little museum too).
Written August 28, 2013
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nbsandman
Ocean Shores, WA83 contributions
Couples
We have been going to visit the Northwest Carriage Musuem for some time and we finally did so on our "Places We were Always Going to See and Never Trip". It is a hidden jewel in the small town of Raymond , Washington. We were greeted at the door by a docent as the museum is a non-profit organization. There is a small fee and I also left a donation as well.She guided us around the display of beautifully restored horse drawn carriages (and two sleighs), each with a story to tell from the days gone by. An incredible panorama from a hearse to elegant carriages. This is a great place for the entire family and if you are a history buff even better.
Written June 5, 2012
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ki0ki
Williamsburg, VA6,298 contributions
Friends
The is by far the best carriage museum I've ever seen. Almost all of the carriages are restored to original and all have a story to tell. Be it from previous owners, manufacturers or props in the movies. Some of the movies are "Gone with the Wind", stagecoach from Errol Flynn and Humphrey Bogart's "Virginia City" or a carriage from Shirley Temple's "The Little Princess". This is a gem of a showcase of beautiful horse drawn buggies, wagons and stagecoaches including a couple hearses. A hands-on area is set aside for children of all ages.
Written June 2, 2019
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