Street Address
310 Alder Street
Raymond, WA 98577
Mailing Address
310 Alder Street
Raymond, WA 98577
phone: 360-942-4149
e-mail: WillapaSeaportMuseum@gmail.com
web: willapaharbor.org/
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
Additional donations accepted.
Adults: $5
Members: free
Services
Group Tours
Staff
Peter Darrah, Director
phone: 360-942-4149
Tim Thompson, Media Administrator

Description

In an old 5000 sq ft warehouse are displays about logging, tugboats, WWI Spruce Div., U.S. Lighthouse Service, U.S. Life Saving Service, U.S. Revenue Marine Cutter Service, Ship Building, Merchant Marine, U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, The Great White Fleet, The Spanish American War, U.S. Marine Corps and Nary from colonial times to WWII, Slavery, First People, Piracy and the Lewis & Clark adventure. Eight of our exhibits are life size.

History

The idea of a maritime museum was first tried out in Gig Harbor, WA. The Puget Sound Mariners' was located in that town in many forms from the late 1960's thru the early 1990's when the City of Raymond offered a large building and a new dock for the Museums 100 ft. gaff headed topsail vessel, the Ketch KRESTINE. The new Museum was opened to the public in the summer of 1999.
Update: The Ketch Krestine was destroyed recently by vandals and is no longer a museum project.

Artifacts Collections

In each exhibit venue we try to display a great variety. For example, in the First Peoples exhibit are whale bones, Indian baskets, beads, images, trinkets, and a spiritual broom. The Old Navy case displays swords, Civil War artfacts, Presidential signature from War of 1812, fine art, spyglass, uniforms, commissioning pennant as well as a ship model, watches and buttons. In our Pacific Rim area see liner silver, crockery, insignia, binnacle, Lucitania, Titanic, mosquito fleet and uniforms.

We welcome in house use of our 8000 vol maritime reference library and an archive of some 10,000 files on ships and related subjects. This Museum also offers use of a maritime study collection both in house and for use in schools.

Educational Programs

WSM hosts school tours by appointment. Gallery tours are available during open hours. Special tours of the Museum are available at anytime by special arrangement. We have offered hospitality to large visiting organizations and provided sit down meals for smaller groups up to 50. When groups tour or collection item are sent to schools a small contribution is requested on an individual basis.

    Library

    Access: Scholars

    Appointment required: Yes

    Publications

    Articles related to our displays are released through our Facebook page.

      ADA

      ADA accessible

      Wheelchair Accessible

      Parking

      Restrooms

      Services

      Group Tours