Washington State History Museum

1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 - United States





Find out how history connects us all at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma! Adventure, innovation, creativity - dive into our past and make connections to today. In the Great Hall of Washington History, "360" highlights our state's critical resources and natural beauty; in "Washington: My Home" - hear first-person stories of immigration to the Evergreen State. "Remembrance" shares the legacy of Japanese incarceration during WWII. And get a close-up look at Clovis points (some of the oldest human-made artifacts in the state) as well as Native American basketry, beading, and so much more in the galleries of the Great Hall of Washington History. Snap a selfie in a covered wagon, delight the train lovers in your group with the largest public model train layout in the state, and say hello to Dave & Dandy, Ezra Meeker's taxidermied oxen.

On the museum’s plaza, Anthem Cafe offers delicious coffee, tea, kombucha, beer, wine, and other beverages as well as sandwiches, salads, snacks, and pastries. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. There are plenty of restaurants nearby and we are just steps away from several other amazing museums in Tacoma's Museum District. See you on September 17!


The Great Hall of Washington History

Model Railroad Display - the largest public model railroad on view in the state of Washington! On the museum's fifth floor.


Washington: My Home

REMEMBRANCE: The Legacy of Executive Order 9066 in Washington State

All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho

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