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Hammer Museum, Haines

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The Hammer Museum, located in Haines, Alaska, U.S., is the first museum in the world dedicated to hammers. The museum was founded in 2002 and became a non-profit organization in 2004. It features over 1,400 hammers and related tools, ranging from ancient times through the colonial days to the industrial era.

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  • This is apparently the largest collection of hammers in the world. As I wandered in the collection, I came across an item by a relative of my late wife. He had invented an improved version of the...  more »
  • While on our Cruise, Haines was a stop. While the girls in our group wandered a few of the shops, the guys went to the Hammer Museum. Honestly, they could not stop talking about it. There are hammers....  more »
  • This was a really unique place to visit. It only takes about an hour or less, but they have rooms full of different hammers. Found this to be a fun stop.  more »
  • An amazing place! Who knew there were so many hammers in the world? Every job requires at least one specific hammer to do the job right. This collection is very entertaining.
  • This is a fun little museum and for five dollars per person entry fee the price cannot be beat! The staff was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable and it was a lot of fun taking some time wandering around and looking at all of the different hammers. Some of them even had unique stories that made the tour more interesting. If you are in Haines I would definitely recommend this as a spot to go!
  • who would have known there were so many hammers. The staff is super nice and knowledgeable.
  • Very interesting. About every kind of hammer you can imagine. They rotate displayed hammers since they have more than they space for, so you might see different hammers on different visits.
  • Fun place to visit in Haines. Only $5 admission. Don't miss the things outside in the yard!

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