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Really unique

We visited this museum as a lark, but once in it found it to be a fascinating place to visit. It... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jer b
Bristol, Connecticut
Unique museum

Very unique and interesting. Every hammer you could ever want to know about. Get the admission... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fort Myers, Florida
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Museum owner Dave Pahl has built a collection of more than 1,000 hammers over a few decades of construction work.
108 Main St., Haines, AK 99827
+1 907-766-2374
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this museum as a lark, but once in it found it to be a fascinating place to visit. It contains over a thousand hammers of different materials, origins, and age. You can purchase a package that takes you here and to the American...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very unique and interesting. Every hammer you could ever want to know about. Get the admission for the 3 museums/attractions in Haines, it saves you some money. Walking distance from the cruise ship and there is also a free shuttle.

Thank Aservies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buy the 3 Pass (Eagle Foundation, Hammer and Sheldon Museum. Will save you some money and We enjoyed all 3. History preserved and well displayed very interesting.

Thank Dee Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew there were that many hammers and uses! I was pessimistic about going but loved it. Interesting!

1  Thank bluedog1400
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quirky, entertaining, informative and well worth the $5 entrance fee. The manager on the day we visited was very friendly too. Even on a sunny day a must do in Haines.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museums are perfect for a rainy day. This is easy to spot. Just look for the large hammer out front. Thousands are on display and thousands more in storage. This was really pretty neat and quite interesting. You can buy a ticket for 3...More

1  Thank fiddlestogo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Um. It's a museum full of hammers. There's no movie theater in Haines, so... Oddly, the hammers are screwed (not nailed) to the walls.

1  Thank Jason F
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Got off our cruise ship and came here. Amazing place !! I had no idea there are so many different types of hammers and from all over the world. There is a great deal to see all 3 museums for $20. Well worth it. Great...More

1  Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Had more fun than I expected at this little museum for the hammer. I liked the huge array of antique and special purpose hammers. Anyone that loves tools will appreciate the visit. Very friendly staff. $5 well spent. Probably a 30 minute visit would be...More

1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This was a quirky little place with a lot of history jam-packed into a little space. We were disappointed to find a large group of cruise ship people but with them came their tour guide so although the space was very crowded, we got to...More

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Satvik G
29 June 2017|
Response from Jeff K | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I spent 45 minutes to an hour there. It was very interesting. If you're in to hammers you could spend a lot longer there.