Renton History Museum
Renton History Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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EscapeFromTheRain
Renton, WA102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
I’ve passed this modest looking museum many times, but had never ventured in. From the outside, it’s small and nondescript. I imagined the inside was similar. I think I pictured card tables with some artifacts plus some old black and white pictures on the wall. My expectations were low. It is small, maybe 1/2 hour to go through, but it’s very well organized with bright displays and tells the story of early Renton really well. I walked away with a much better understanding of the region’s early history and certainly learned new things. If you wanted to partake, there was also an interactive play where they recreated a moment in Renton history. It’s also free admission the first Wednesday and third Saturday of every month, but it would also be worth $5 adult admission.
Written July 31, 2018
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Jason Hennig
Renton, WA350 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
I've visited the museum several times, most recently in May. Their current feature exhibit is a total underuse of the potential of the museum (otherwise I'd be rating this at above average). If museums are your thing--and they absolutely are mine--I'd still recommend stopping in even despite the lackluster feature.

The door fee is a pretty meager $5, and there's parking just across the street that isn't business-specific. The museum is well-maintained and clean, and the signage is professional and informative. Additionally, it's positioned within walking distance of a lot of Renton's great hole-in-the-wall restaurants.
Written June 1, 2019
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Matteozk16
Seattle, WA112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
This place is always really interesting and I always learn something new when I go. I just wish they could expand more.
Written September 2, 2017
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Monte M
Renton, WA27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
I have been here several times and it is not getting any better only smaller and less interesting. Lot's of Renton History in a cute Art Deco Building but the amount of artifacts is small and make it a quick visit. Don't forget to say hello to Chief Sealth (Seattle) just north of the museum memorized in a nice drinking fountain.
Written August 17, 2017
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Sparky21Seattle
Seattle75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Spent several hours there looking at the displays and reading about the town history. I have lived here all my life but never went to this little museum before. Actually saw some history I remembered and lots that I knew nothing about.
Written October 12, 2016
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Lee L
Renton, WA7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Small but interesting little museum. Only 5$ donation I think. Could be updated. More on American Indian history.
Written October 15, 2019
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rocket s
Seattle, WA14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
had a blast learning about Renton. i lived here back in 1970/71 and it's nice to see history from days gone by. staff super friendly
Written November 9, 2017
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Paul H
Seattle, WA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
The staff here will take time to walk with you through the museum and share their knowledge of the exhibits. Very cozy and friendly.
Written April 12, 2017
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michael w
Renton, WA49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
I have come in here during the Renton River Days - they are free during at least one of those days. My kids were a little bored (not ready for museums quite yet), but I found some of this history of Renton to be fascinating. They keep a supply of books there as well that give us deeper background of how the town developed from its coal-mining roots, swampy around the lake, kind of area. Being a new resident of Renton, it's fun to learn more about the early days. We live in a city with some great history.
Written September 26, 2016
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John S
Renton, WA15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
Fascinating depictions of early Renton's history as a coal mining and timber town. Changing displays of Renton's early years as cog in the Puget Sound economy.
Written September 12, 2016
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