4.5Museum of History & Industry(864 reviews) - Summer in Seattle is grate Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Speciality Museums • History Museums
The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) is dedicated to enriching lives by preserving, sharing and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region and the nation.See more..
4.5Maryhill Museum of Art(377 reviews) - A Must See Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Historic Sites • Art Museums • History Museums
Housed in a majestic Beaux Art mansion overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art is one of the NW's most fascinating cultural destinations. Explore world-class European & American art, an extensive American Indian art collection, sculptures and watercolors by Auguste Rodin - one of the largest collections in the US - and much, much more. Cafe, museum shop, sculpture garden, & picnic grounds on-site. In 2012 the museum opened its 25,000 square foot Mary & Bruce Stevenson Wing, featuring a dedicated arts education suite, a cafe with terrace seating and sweeping views of the Gorge and Mount Hood.See more..
4.5Fort Walla Walla Museum(313 reviews) - Very Well Curated Museum Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours History Museums
Fort Walla Walla Museum is a walking museum located on 17 acres, and is a must-see for visitors. As the primary caretaker of the cultural and historical heritage of the Walla Walla Valley, the Museum features four large exhibit halls housing thousands of artifacts, a pioneer village, a 33-mule team hitched to a wooden combine, and more. The Entrance Building features several galleries, including one for rotating special exhibits, and an admission-free Museum Store filled with books and heritage gifts. On the lower level of the grounds is a Pioneer Village with 17 buildings, many of them furnished, for guests to explore. There are more than 40 living history performances every year that take place in the village. The Museum also hosts additional activities, classes, and events—like the free Museum After Hours presentation series, which features thought-provoking topics on everything from history to conservation. The Fort Walla Walla Museum provides a memorable experience for the whole family, and you’re sure to learn something new during every visit. Come see what’s new at the old fort today!See more..
4.5Whitman Mission(303 reviews) - History seems accurately portrayed, friendly docents, Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM History Museums
This National Historic Site marks the location of the Waiilatpu Mission, a Presbyterian mission ministering to the Cayuse Indians from 1836 to 1847. The mission, a way station for Oregon Trail pioneers, ended tragically with the killing of missionaries by the Cayuse.See more..
The Coastal Interpretive Center is a natural history museum whose mission is to educate the public about the natural and cultural history of Washington's Pacific Coast, and inspire the joy and wonder of nature. We are currently open weekends from 10 AM to 4 PM.See more..
4.0Cranberry Museum(225 reviews) - Great museum and self-guided tour to learn about cranberries Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM History Museums
We enjoyed visiting here even in November, after the harvest had occurred. The museum had a nice explanation of cranberries, and the gift shop sold a million things relating to cranberries. Staff was very nice. The self-guided tour was perfect. Would definitely recommend this as a stop if you are in the area.See more..
The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) is the largest cultural organization in the Inland Northwest with five underground galleries, an orientation gallery, cafe, store, education center, community room and the Center for Plateau Cultural Studies. The museum campus also includes the historic 1898 Campbell House, a library & archives, an auditorium and outdoor amphitheater. The exhibits and programs focus on three major disciplines: American Indian and other cultures, regional history and visual art. The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays are half-price admission days. On Wednesdays, the museum is open until 8:00 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays.See more..
4.5The REACH Museum(168 reviews) - What a surprise! Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums • History Museums
Wonderful museum located on the Columbia River. The history itself is worth the trip, but the exhibits include something for everyone. There is a nice walking trail around the park with sculptures. There was live music outdoors the day we visited. See more..
4.5Yakima Valley Museum(156 reviews) - Large Museum with Varied Collection Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM History Museums
This museum has something for everyone. From geology and archaeology to history, fashion, a live beehive, this museum has it all. Nice collection of horse drawn vehicles and an interesting history of Yakima, both as a region and as a city. Highly recommend.See more..
We took the ferry over to Bainbridge Island for the day and while we were wandering around we came upon this museum. It has a lot of history about the island and especially about the Japanese-Americans that were living in the area during the war. The volunteers that work here are very friendly. It is free but they do take donations.See more..
5.0Historic Flight Foundation(127 reviews) - What a treat!!! Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
Historic Flight Foundation offers a collection of the most important aircraft produced between 1927 and 1957 - all restored and airborne again.Our mission goes beyond serving as trustees of an era. We want you to experience the roar of our F8F “Wampus Cat” taking off. Watch engineers at work restoring the aircraft to flying condition. Share the rush of viewing international treasures from all angles. Experience history in motion.See more..
4.0Longmire Museum(109 reviews) - Great museum for the size Ranger on duty was very friendly and helpful Speciality Museums • History Museums
This local history museum also provides information on the hiking trails in the region.See more..
4.5Harbor History Museum(101 reviews) - A great find Thursday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours History Museums
The museum provides visitors with a journey through the history of the Gig Harbor Peninsula. The museum contains: permanent exhibit galleries, a Special Exhibitions Gallery with 4-5 changing exhibits each year, a restored 1893 one-room schoolhouse, a 65-foot purse seine fishing vessel, and the first Thunderbird sailboat ever built. The museum has a resource room and gift shop. Admission is free!See more..
Our museum features a beautiful outdoor village of furnished authentic local log cabins, a waterwheel, a series of Great Northern Railway buildings (including a red caboose!), two levels of Native American artifacts and natural history exhibits and a gift shop with something for everyone. We offer a hand-held audio-tour to enhance the educational experience, or with advance notice, guided tours for groups of 15 or more, with special rates. With admission, kids can wear prairie aprons and bonnets or vests and bandanas to get into character while exploring the village- which offers parents some GREAT photo opportunities! They can also take part in a free scavenger hunt with prizes to choose from at the end. Our volunteers are happy to give advice on what else to do while you are in town, and give insider tips on the best places to eat. The Museum also hosts Apple Days the first full weekend of October every year- visit our website for more details!See more..
4.5Lynden Pioneer Museum(79 reviews) - Surprisingly AWESOME for all ages! Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM History Museums
WOW! Took a detour to Lynden from Bellingham for something indoors and family friendly. SO GLAD we did because this museum has way more to offer than we expected. It is quite big, including two buildings and two levels. Step back in time with an entire building of storefronts and building replicas of Lynden’s Main Street. The other building has a display of an original barn and pioneer homestead. There are collections and displays throughout and both history and antique buffs will be thrilled. Also a notable section of WW2 artifacts, personal items and memorials. Our four year old loved the exhibits and the wonderment of exploring a small “town” and all of the shops and offices within. This museum is one of the coolest things in this region! P.S. There’s a freaking military tank parked out back!See more..
We are currently on Winter hours. Visit one of Walla Walla's oldest mansions and learn how a young textile salesman from England made his fortune in Americas Wild West. William Kirkman became a pillar of the community and completed this grand home in 1880. Today it is a place to tell his story and that of early Walla Walla through permanent and temporary exhibits and events. The home is populated with family heirlooms and period pieces to illustrate daily Victorian life.Visit the museum web site for all the latest news on exhibits and events. In 2018 we opened a permanent interactive exhibit featuring actor Adam West. Adam is from Walla Walla and the exhibit follows his life from childhood and is heavily weighted towards his version of Batman. If you love his Batman you won't want to miss this experience. We are also open by appointment so if you know you will be here on an off day let us know at least a week ahead and we will be happy to show you around. It's best to use email.See more..
Beautiful museum for a small town. Employees in the museum loves to engage in conversation. The museum is free, but they have this box for monetary donation. I would definitely drop something there before exiting. The museum is full of history! It's AMAZING!!!!! This was a score!See more..
4.5Roslyn Historical Museum(34 reviews) - Highly recommended great visit !! Thursday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM History Museums
Well worth a visit, for us it was "Northern Exposure" and a 30 year dream to come here and see where it was filmed that brought us here, and there is a small section on that in the museum. The base of the museum goes back to the mining days of the town though and the whole history of living here which was much deeper an long lived than the half a decade the show was here though that i'm sure brought in some money and tourism for them. The volunteer here was great very informative on everything from the oldest of days using both his knowledge of things and his own very interesting stories of his own live here and in the region. Much appreciated all that he added to the experience. Highly recommend checking it out and supporting the museum. Maurice Minnifield would want it that way !!See more..
4.5Moses Lake Museum & Art Center(27 reviews) - Giant Mammoth oh my Thursday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries • History Museums
History Art. The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, Moses Lake's cultural nucleus, located in the Moses Lake Civic Center. The museum is home to the Adam East Collection of Native American artifacts, local historical exhibits, a fine art gallery, museum store and a giant Columbian Mammoth metal sculpture. Admission is free. The museum is closed most major holidays.See more..
We contemplated not going up the lighthouse but we are so happy we did. The views are incredible, the volunteer staff are knowledgeable, and the base is full of historic items. We had a small wait to go to the top, it is pretty small so only about 5 people could go at a time. But its worth the wait. The views are spectacular. See more..
4.5Heritage Flight Museum(21 reviews) - Really fun place to visit. Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
Founded in 1996 by Apollo 8 astronaut Maj. General William Anders, the Heritage Flight Museum is a non-profit, 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation and flying of historic military aircraft. Visitors are welcome to get an up-close look at the collection of memorabilia and artifacts, and a selection of flying WWII, Korea & Vietnam era aircraft. Fly Days are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from April to October and feature flying exhibits of Museum and visiting aircraft.See more..
4.5Franklin County Historical Society and Museum(20 reviews) - Highly recommend if one enjoys: History, museums, seeing things you never knew existed, learning about places you visit. Thursday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours History Museums
From the moment you enter the Franklin County Historical Museum you will be treated with true historical hospitality! Whether you choose to enjoy our collection of artifacts and information at your own pace or receive a personalized tour from one of our gracious tour guides, you will not be disappointed as you stroll through the history of our area. Marvel at the stunning architecture of the original Carnegie Library built in 1911 that proudly houses our museum. The high ceilings and beautifully restored ornate dark wood trim create an authentic period atmosphere. Our wide-ranging collection of historic artifacts, photographs and information help tell the story of the unique history of Franklin County. Learn about the role of the Northern Pacific Railroad in founding the city of Pasco, the county’s rich and very diverse agricultural history, the effects of three merging rivers on the local economy, and the growth of the area due to WWI and WWII. Franklin County Historical Society and Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving Franklin county’s unique history. Take time during your visit to stop in our unique gift shop stocked with Washington and area souvenirs that will be sure to provide the perfect keepsake of your trip or gift for friends and family. Plan to visit us during your stop in the Tri-cities to experience historical hospitality at it’s finest!See more..
There is a lot to this museum and it’s free! The gentleman who was there must have been very bored because I got a private tour of each of the displays with additional information not included on the displays. The Mount St. Helens car is in the front as well. Lots of eruption displays.See more..
4.5The Polson Museum(17 reviews) - Don’t miss this treasure trove of historical exhibits. Spent 1-2 hours History Museums
My husband and I spent over an hour looking at all the wonderful exhibits here featuring the history of Grays Harbor and the Poulson Family who lived in this house. Poulson Lumber Company was largest in the world and began in 1895. Many gems throughout the exhibits. The curator was very informative and friendly. Don’t miss this treasure trove of history of the Hoquiam area!See more..
4.5Presby Museum(17 reviews) - A great little museum Spent 1-2 hours History Museums
This small museum out the beaten path, is worth a visit. They have some of the best old things in the house to see. And only, $5 to visit, also, Goldendale is a nice small city. We had a great visit.See more..
We were delighted to find this place yesterday after having visited Ritzville many times. This taxidermy museum is wonderful! The many animal and bird specimens were from all over the world. The exhibits ranged from huge elephants down to tiny weasels. The habitats were very realistic and artfully done, displaying what their native surroundings might look like. Children will love it as well as adults. We had a partial personal tour by the museum curator and his wife. They are a very sweet couple! We enjoyed every minute of the two hours that we visited there. There is a small shop you can purchase items from around the world afterwards. The discovery of this special museum was truly like finding a hidden jewel. Enjoy!See more..
4.5White River Valley Museum(14 reviews) - Always something different Spent < 1 hour Natural History Museums • Children's Museums • History Museums
They have different exhibits all year long. They really have a great interpretation of local history. $5 for Adults and $2 for kids. FREE every 1st Thursday and 3rd Sunday. Current exhibit is Hometown Teams. This family friendly and interactive exhibit has made it all the way from the Smithsonian to Auburn's White River Valley Museum. See more..
4.5Kitsap History Museum(13 reviews) - Super Cool Museum Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours History Museums
Free admission! Features a timeline of Kitsap County history with interactive exhibits, a walk-through recreation of early 1900s Main Street, a hands-on exploration area, and a rotating exhibit room. Open 10a-4p Thursday & Friday and 12-4p Saturday.See more..
The Clark County Historical Society & Museum are dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of the cultural history of Clark County and the Pacific Northwest, and to sponsoring educational programs and exhibits for the enrichment of all members of the public. The museum is located in Vancouver Washington's 1909 Carnegie Library at 1511 Main Street.To achieve the above functions, the museum produces changing interpretive exhibits using the tangible historic objects stored in the museum collection and temporary loans of items from the community and other heritage organizations. The museum also hosts traveling exhibits from larger institutions and regularly provides lectures, classes, special events, student internships, teacher training opportunities and other related education programs to further the appreciation of the history and culture of Clark County. The museum also houses a gift shop and a research library, both of which are open during regular museum hours.See more..
4.0Renton History Museum(11 reviews) - Exceeded Expectations Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent < 1 hour History Museums
I’ve passed this modest looking museum many times, but had never ventured in. From the outside, it’s small and nondescript. I imagined the inside was similar. I think I pictured card tables with some artifacts plus some old black and white pictures on the wall. My expectations were low. It is small, maybe 1/2 hour to go through, but it’s very well organized with bright displays and tells the story of early Renton really well. I walked away with a much better understanding of the region’s early history and certainly learned new things. If you wanted to partake, there was also an interactive play where they recreated a moment in Renton history. It’s also free admission the first Wednesday and third Saturday of every month, but it would also be worth $5 adult admission.See more..
The historical museum as recently relocated along Front street next to the Visitor Center/Museum and across from the Sons of Norway. This small museum was staffed by 3 people the day we visited. Located inside this house are numerous displays about the heritage and history of Poulsbo, including the history of the house in which it resides. The volunteers were very eager to share their knowledge of the history and heritage of their town.See more..
5.0Perkins House(9 reviews) - Historic Perkins House Spent 1-2 hours History Museums
Interesting comparison between the first cabin lived in for 14 years before Colfax's founding family built this grand house. The historical society has carefully recreated a lost period of time.See more..
4.5Edmonds South-Snohomish County(9 reviews) - Great place to live Thursday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Spent < 1 hour History Museums Peaceful, no crime. You will have to pay premium costs of living but it is worth it. Everything you need is within walking distance.See more..
No stuffy museum experience here! Walk through and enjoy the displays and information. You'll find remnants of local history, great photographs, and stories of logging, shipping, and oystering. If you're looking for research, the museum has a large library of the area's history.See more..
Two Rivers Heritage Museum, off HWY 14 in Washougal, Washington, is a charming local history museum packed with memorabilia and community information. A must-see when traveling through the Columbia Gorge, visiting Vancouver, Washington, and the Columbia River, or for locals interested in the history of their area. See more..
5.0Granite Falls Historical Museum(8 reviews) - History goes "high-tech" to make it available to everyone. History Museums This small museum provides cyber-tours of the town and area history. You can digitally overlay vintage maps and original homesteads with modern property lines and aerial photos. You can search decades of old newspapers for family names and keywords. You can search thousands of old pictures and documents electronically, and leave with prints of any size. Best of all, the entire museum has a close-up feel that brings the local mining, railroading, logging, and homemaking to life.See more..
4.5Bigelow House Museum(8 reviews) - Slice of history Thursday: Spent 1-2 hours History Museums 3-13-2020. TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY. The Bigelow House Museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the early history of Olympia and Washington Territory. It is the oldest residence in Olympia, Washington, and one of the earliest still standing in the Pacific Northwest.The house is a rare surviving example of the Carpenter Gothic style architecture popular in rural America during the mid-1800s.See more..
Small but quality museum that covers not just the mining history of Black Diamond but life from every era since its founding. The building isn't huge but they manage to pack a ton of artifacts and information in without ever seeming crowded. The use of dolls instead of manikins at times is maybe a little homey but it works. There is a train car outside that you can walk through too. It's just the right combination of reading and stuff to see that kids wouldn't be totally bored. Even my friend who is okay with museums but not really enthusiastic said he was impressed by this one. Cost is a suggested donation. Not tons of parking nearby but the street also has some of the older buildings on it and cute shops including a meat smoking company that's worth a visit. Totally worth our trip.See more..
4.5Tiger Historical Center & Museum(7 reviews) - Very informative on local history! Must stop! Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Historic Sites • History Museums Amazing historical landmark. Very informative! Great home in the wall for history! Snack & gifts! Lots of local history & local authors book is sold there on detailed history of the area. We highly recommend stopping & talking to them. See more..
Extraordinary history museum, interactive exhibits, extensive archives, searchable database, something for everyone!See more..
4.0Sedro-Woolley Museum(7 reviews) - Great place to check out Sedro-Woolley history Spent < 1 hour History Museums
Worth a stop. The museum is packed with pictures and exhibits from early Sedro-Woolley and surrounding areas. It is definitely worth a stop. The staff knows everything there is to know about Skagit Valley history. Very nice, informative staff, they are truly a wealth of information.See more..
5.0King Agriculture Museum(7 reviews) - An educational historic experience Spent 1-2 hours Natural History Museums • Children's Museums • History Museums
18,000 square ft under roof.70 full size and garden tractors pedal tractors,toymodels,logging equipment and tools,antique tools,oil memorabilia,agriculture related items and gift shop.Conference room for meetings.Hands on displays for kids and adults.Nautical displays and Kalakala Ferry items.See more..