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Bainbridge Island Historical Museum

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Fascinating tour from docents

The docents gave me a private guided tour of the museum! Their expertise and engaging tone brought... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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amazing museum

Fantastic museum and amazing service. One of the proprietors greeted me at the door and took me on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oakland, California
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215 Ericksen Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-1855
+1 206-842-2773
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The docents gave me a private guided tour of the museum! Their expertise and engaging tone brought the place to life. Bainbridge Island has a great deal of history. Particularly well told are the exhibits on the Japanese American residents and also the lumber mills....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic museum and amazing service. One of the proprietors greeted me at the door and took me on a personal guided tour of the museum. This museum is filled with facts. I never knew there was such a connection between Bainbridge Island and the internment...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can learn SO much about Bainbridge Island's history especially about its thriving lumber business as well as about the U.S. Japanese residents who were ordered to leave their farms,homes and businesses behind to travel to the different internment camps and how a few non...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum has been awarded for its fine interactive exhibits and fascinating stories. Located within walking distance from the ferry in an old school house, the museum exhibit begins with the history of the Native Americans through the loggers, farmers, shipyards and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JP W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was really impressed by the wonderful small exhibition. The lady at the desk was very friendly and welcoming, and it was very informative. The displays regarding the local Japanese community were particularly interesting, and the school photos from 1942 and 1943 showing the contrast...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum over our Christmas break. What a great experience. We got a personal tour from a man named Chuck who actually lived this history. He knew the families of the people listed in the stories in the exhibits. He was a firefighter...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

I love the ancient trees leading to the museum together with objects to interact with and read about. There is a small entrance fee. The museum is filled with history and staffed with helpful, friendly staff.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Stories from the earliest days on Bainbridge Island fill this small but we'll planned space. We loved our visit here and I had to be dragged away. Docent Shelia C. greeted us and provided so many insights on the history and exhibits we saw. Particularly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EGMarro
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Walked around with one of the docents and learned so much. He was very knowledgeable and taught us much about the history of the island. My friend and I especially enjoyed the art on loan depicting the Japanese-Americans as they were sent away from their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kellysE9008AY
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is a small hometown museum, but it is just packed full of information. Very well done! I was especially interested in the Japanese American experience during WWII, so this museum was a nice complement to the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. Docents are very friendly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Jack98110a | Reviewed this property |
The museum has extensive files on the island and will likely respond to your query. Call them between 10am and 4pm Monday thru Friday. 206-842-2773.