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Washington State History Museum

1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3109
+1 888-238-4373
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August 2017 In The Spirit Native American Festival

We really enjoyed all the exhibits at the Washington State History Museum and the Native American... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Seattle, Washington
Centuries of History Compacted into a Series of Displays

If you are a Washingtonian or interested in Northwest history, don't miss a visit to this place... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Vancouver, Washington
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History museum full of informative displays and artifacts on the history of Washington state.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3109
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed all the exhibits at the Washington State History Museum and the Native American Art Festival was fun! The people that work there were very helpful. The gift shop has good prices and a fun selection.

Thank ellespeth
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are a Washingtonian or interested in Northwest history, don't miss a visit to this place. The fifth floor had both exhibits of the Japanese-American Citizen internment at Minidoka and the Washington State promotion of Glasnost with the USSR. Both are very instructive about...More

Thank kumtux
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most certainly a good way to spend a couple of hours enjoying and reflecting on Washington history. Exhibits are spaced out with good interactions and explanations of recent and not so recent events. The Clovis exhibit was very informative and interesting. Would love to go...More

Thank Patty M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Museum has both fixed and new exhibits. They also sponsor speakers and events from time to time. Admission is cheap. They have Ezra Meeker's oxen, the ones that pulled his wagon on the Oregon trail. Ezra Meeker was one of the first pioneers in this...More

Thank turtlelady58
Reviewed 5 November 2017

It is an interesting Museum.. Lots of items concerning the founding of the state and history. Good displays and fin places for kids.

Thank CaptPJ
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours wandering around and reading/interacting the exhibits. Definitely going back to see what we didn’t on this visit.

Thank Jamie5000
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Hadn't initially planned on going here, but it was a rainy afternoon. Ran out of time to see the informative standing exhibits and the interesting rotating display on glasnost.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Washington State History Museum is interesting, well-designed and has some interactive components. The early history has some beautiful native baskets on display. The history of different regions and their economies - coal mining, agriculture, dams, fishing, logging, etc. were well represented. We were pleasantly...More

Thank Eestigirl
Reviewed 10 September 2017

As one of Washington's largest cities, Tacoma does offer a number of local attractions that afford citizens and visitors an opportunity to do something special when time permits, other than trek to Seattle. In addition to walking along Ruston Way, or the seeking out the...More

Thank richardsK692FT
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This museum has more interactive displays than any other museum I have ever seen. I took two teen boys to it and they really liked it, despite not being history buffs. There is a large upper story where some of the displays are no longer...More

Thank Chorophilia
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