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Bainbridge Island Historical Museum

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Sweet Little Museum

I love the ancient trees leading to the museum together with objects to interact with and read... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
West Palm Beach, Florida
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A Gem on a Gem of an Island

Stories from the earliest days on Bainbridge Island fill this small but we'll planned space. We... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
San Diego, California
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215 Ericksen Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-1855
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EGMarro
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Corihi
Reviewed 1 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Boss206
Reviewed 24 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank WestCoastCalGal
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sajoni
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Small but informative giving you a great overview of Bainbridge. Make sure you read all the info outside the museum. Worth the stop.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank richardhoa
Reviewed 24 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Jack98110a | Reviewed this property |
The museum has extensive files on the island and will likely respond to your query. Call them between 10am and 4pm Monday thru Friday. 206-842-2773.