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Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor
(4.4/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
The Harbor History Museum is a regional maritime and history museum in Gig Harbor, Washington. It hosts exhibits on regional culture and history, and Midway Schoolhouse, a one-room schoolhouse built in 1893 and moved to the museum's grounds in 2009. The museum won the Washington Museum Association annual Award of Project Excellence for an exhibit called Midway Pioneer School Experience.The museum acquired its current 14500sqft location on downtown Gig Harbor's Harborview Drive with a $1.5 million gift from a Gig Harbor family. The museum opened there in 2010.In late 2014 the museum board announced it would host more local cultural events including monthly music concerts in 2015 and a new preschool.Boat restorationThe museum is restoring a wooden fishing boat, the Shenandoah, that worked the San Juan Islands from 1925 until it was donated to the museum in 2000.
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  • The museum is located on Gig Harbors scenic waterfront. Our main reason for visiting was the video of the Galloping Gerdie bridge collapse and to view the large piece of rusted, twisted steel on displ...  more »
  • I gave this a lower rating due to the high entrance fee. For a small museum, it seemed on the expensive side, which may be a turn off for families, which is unfortunate because it is worth a look. Gre...  more »
  • This place is worth a look. Good history on the Native Americans, early settlers, local industry. Takes about an hour and gives you a good idea about the region. 
  • New small local History Museum
  • Cute!
  • The live music there was awesome!
  • Friendly Staff, very informing.