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You must visit this place!!! So much history!!!

This was definitely highlight of our trip. It does not look like much from the bottom of the road... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
vancouver BC
Well done

Interesting selection of artifacts, well displayed and very close to everything in Winthrop... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Summerland, Canada
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Offers a recreated settlement of the 1920s.
285 Castle Ave, Winthrop, WA 98862-9000
+1 509-996-2712
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was definitely highlight of our trip. It does not look like much from the bottom of the road, I thought it will take about 30 min. Well 3 hours later we could still hang out there but we had to get on the road....More

Thank pohyb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting selection of artifacts, well displayed and very close to everything in Winthrop. Outside displays can be seen at any time.

Thank colliefan2015
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Great museum of the old west. We camped next door at the rv Park and spent some time wondering around lots of old equipment, staged old buildings, and lots more. Walking distance from town

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Shafer Museum is a collection of original Methow Valley cabins moved to a central location and filled with artifacts and antiques from the area’s origin. The collection is well-rounded; photographs, books, clothes, tools, kitchen supplies, even medical supplies. Donations are suggested, but a fee is...More

Thank TraceyH2253
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This free museum , although they ask for donations of at least $3 each, is very near the centre of Winthrop, has so many exhibits and buildings showcasing how life has existed in the 1800s and onwards in this type of location. Lots of mechanical...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Donation only so no cost. This place has so much to see and will learn alot about the history of the area. A Great place to take kids so they can learn what life was like and see the tools that were used.

Thank Lynn F
Reviewed 24 June 2018

My husband and 15yo son can spend HOURS talking about all the old time machinery and historical artifacts that the Shafer Museum houses within it's open-to-the-public walls. This place was the BOMB when we were homeschooling our kids - so many wonderful lessons are within...More

Thank LandL F
Reviewed 13 June 2018

This is a very well organized museum with a LOT of old memorabilia from the area. They have a lot of signage explaining what you're looking at. The whole thing is a series of buildings, each made out to be a specific type of building...More

Thank Twila T
Reviewed 31 May 2018

This is an interesting outdoor self-guided museum. My kids all found it interesting for an hour or two and the hilltop location was very pleasant on a warm morning. They also allowed my dog to walk the grounds with me. The museum is free but...More

Thank PLCallo
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We loved seeing the exhibits of how daily life was back in the old days of Winthrop. Peek into each house and see the things they wore, the tools they used and even the vehicles they drove. There are also lots of antique farm equipment...More

Thank Jeannine A
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Response from Mariagrey | Reviewed this property |
Hello tfcbob: The Shafer Museum is open everyday from May 26.The building are open daily from 10am - 5pm the grounds are open during daylight hours. The admission price is by donation. I hope you enjoy your visit.