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Harbor History Museum

4121 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332-1080
+1 253-858-6722
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A gem

A smallish community museum definitely worth a visit. Take a step into the history of a small... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tricia M
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
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4121 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332-1080
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+1 253-858-6722
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"small town"
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"one room school house"
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"old school"
in 5 reviews
"traveling exhibits"
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"hands on activities"
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"fishing village"
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"information regarding"
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"permanent exhibits"
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"great exhibits"
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"schoolhouse"
in 10 reviews
"video"
in 7 reviews
"restoring"
in 9 reviews
"vessel"
in 5 reviews
"maritime"
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"bridge"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A smallish community museum definitely worth a visit. Take a step into the history of a small fishing community. The rotating exhibits are wonderful.

Thank Tricia M
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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 12 May 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.

Thank berkeleyalum
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Reviewed 9 February 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 22 January 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

Thank Hesterfam
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Reviewed 13 January 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 16 October 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 2 October 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 23 September 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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