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Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor

(4.4/5 based on 65+ 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 isn't huge but what they have is wonderful. Hands on information regarding the town of Gig Harbor as well as the area in general. Located on the main street in town it is easily accessible ...  more »
  • I visited this museum, based on the advice of the great grandson of one of the founding families of Gig Harbor. The visit is WELL WORTH visiting. 
  • it was interesting although the history of the area only dates back to the 1800's the museum painted a feel for gig harbours history I found the part about the narrows bridge the best part the narrows...  more »
  • New small local History Museum
  • Cute!
  • The live music there was awesome!
  • Friendly Staff, very informing.