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I love the ancient trees leading to the museum together with objects to interact with and read about. There is a small entrance fee. The museum is filled with history and staffed with helpful, friendly staff.
Stories from the earliest days on Bainbridge Island fill this small but we'll planned space. We loved our visit here and I had to be dragged away. Docent Shelia C. greeted us and provided so many insights on the history and exhibits we saw. Particularly...More
Walked around with one of the docents and learned so much. He was very knowledgeable and taught us much about the history of the island. My friend and I especially enjoyed the art on loan depicting the Japanese-Americans as they were sent away from their...More
This is a small hometown museum, but it is just packed full of information. Very well done! I was especially interested in the Japanese American experience during WWII, so this museum was a nice complement to the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. Docents are very friendly...More
Stopped in while on Bainbridge Island. While most of the museum is fairly standard local history, they had a special exhibit on the impact of the internment of the local Japanese population during World War II. It was extremely well done. Very good explanations of...More
Small but very interesting. Staffed by local volunteers who are very knowledgeable. Surprisingly diverse history. Ship building,logging,Japanese farmers,summer homes of Seattle’s wealthy in a bygone era.
This is not a high tech museum with digital displays on loads of interactive exhibits just to keep you inside. Here, the artifacts, photos, and displays are so powerful, they draw you in. We learned so much both outside and inside. Of particular interest was...More
We had the privilege of being shown around by Frances, who had personal experience of the forced evacuation of Japanese from Bainbridge Island during the Second World War. This little museum is full to the brim of local history and artefacts and deserved far longer...More
PRE-ARRANGED TOUR - I pre-arranged to be part of a hosted tour of the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum and the Memorial. It was the best decision I have ever made for coordinating a trip to Bainbridge Island.
COST - It happened to be free to...More