4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98332, USA


Bringing Gig Harbor's History to Life

The museum offers 7,000 square feet of permanent galleries showcasing the rich maritime history and boat-building heritage of the Gig Harbor fishing village.

During your visit to the Harbor History Museum be sure to:

  • Step aboard the 65-foot purse seiner fishing vessel the Shenandoah that is currently being restored by volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer on the restoration please click here.  Follow the progress of the restoration click here.

  • Peek inside the 1st hull of the Thunderbird Sailboat built in Gig Harbor.

  • Experience the 1893 one-room Midway Schoolhouse where over 1,500 students each year experience a day in the Pioneer School Classroom lead by period costumed teachers.

  • See unique artifacts for Gig Harbor Peninsula's first residents - the Puyallu/Nisqually People and the first settlers - Slavonic fisherman who used gill and seine nets to fish.

  • Discover the hands-on exhibits, computer and video interactive kiosks, and a small theater that brings Peninsula history to life.

  • Watch the historic movie "Gallopin' Gertie" and see the building of the current Narrows Bridges.


Take home a treasure from the MUSEUM STORE:

Featuring gifts from the heart from Gig Harbor. Pick up a nautical canvas tote or a copy of the area's recorded history An Excellent Little Bay.


HOURS – Tuesdays–Sundays 10 am–5 pm, Sundays 12 pm–5 pm


  • Adults -- $7.00
  • Military/Seniors (65+) -- $6.00
  • Youth 7-17 -- $5.00
  • Children 6 and under -- FREE
  • Members Always Free
Street Address
4121 Harborview Drive
Additional Information:

Group tours available by appointment- call (253) 858-6722

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