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Excellent Local History and Forestry Industry Museum

My wife and I travel with a group of senior citizens from our local senior center. We visited the... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Seattle, Washington
Really enjoyable glimpses of area history

We had about an hour one day and are glad we stopped by this museum. The director has done a good... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Central Indiana
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1611 Riverside Ave, Hoquiam, WA 98550-2739
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

My wife and I travel with a group of senior citizens from our local senior center. We visited the museum on our trip to the Aberdeen and Westport area. We had a group tour and presentation by the museum curator. He was very interesting. The...More

1  Thank ScubaEagle
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Unfortunately, the locomotive restoration has temporarily fallen by the wayside, but the mansion is crammed with displays of historic items that represent just about all facets of local history as well as showing how the well to do of the area lived when logging was...More

1  Thank Sungron
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We had about an hour one day and are glad we stopped by this museum. The director has done a good job of displaying artifacts that reflect the area’s history. The large house has been well restored. We especially enjoyed historical photos of logging operations....More

Thank 8LittleCatFeet
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is one of my all time favorite museums. Not only does it give a clear and accurate account of Grays Harbor in the early days, it simply is a fun place to be. The location is so easy. It is located on the Hoquiam...More

Thank Larry D
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We've driven by here a couple dozen times but have never taken the time to explore it. It's right off the highway (riverside/ 101) going into Hoquium from Aberdeen. Perfectly preserved house of one of the early lumber barons of the area. Lots and lots...More

1  Thank abearfellow
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Polson Museum has close ties with the Robert Gray Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. It is a wonderful museum and a popular venue for local celebrations and farewell gatherings.

1  Thank lelo73
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This museum, curated by John Larson, takes you to the real days of logging on the Pacific Coast. The home of the Polson family is tastefully done in the period when their family lived right next to their operation. You can also see equipment used....More

Thank OctoberinOregon
Reviewed 22 June 2016

After a lunch break at a favorite restaurant in Aberdeen, Breakwater Seafood, the wife and I headed down the road a few short miles to the town of Hoquiam. We had learned of an interesting museum there. There were no grandchildren in tow this time,...More

2  Thank Jim G
Reviewed 11 May 2016

A museum this good in a town this small is a real find. It presents a history of the local area and the Polson family, formerly prominent in the community and the Pacific Northwest logging industry. The exterior grounds are pleasant on a nice day...More

1  Thank Sungron
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent local museum with history of original owners the Polson family. History of logging business of Polson family. History of town of Hoquium. Very well done, worth a visit. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Loved it.

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