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Hammer Museum

108 Main St., Haines, AK 99827
+1 907-766-2374
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Finally Nailed It!

Usually the time of year I travel to Haines, the Hammer Museum was closed. This year, he opened for... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Eric G
Florissant, Missouri
Interesting premise!

I prefer quirky museums, and this was among the quirkiest! The young woman who worked there... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
New York
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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108 Main St., Haines, AK 99827
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Usually the time of year I travel to Haines, the Hammer Museum was closed. This year, he opened for one night during the Eagle Festival. I made certain to finally visit the museum. Off beat and unique does not begin to describe the place. The...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I prefer quirky museums, and this was among the quirkiest! The young woman who worked there explained the origins, by a man whose wife made him clear out his tool collection! I like the life-size models of people working with the tools, and the explanations...More

Thank Maxene923
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is an interesting and unusual museum right in downtown Haines. If you're in town with some time to spare, this place is worth investing your time in a stop there. I'm a museum lover and expect a lot from a good museum. This was...More

Thank cachevalley1
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We went to this museum as it was a wet day and included in our 3 for 2 museum ticket. We weren't expecting very much but were truly amazed at how interesting this turned out to be. The young man working there on 31st August...More

Thank Pikey1951
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Small but interesting place with a nice back story of passion for hammers and collecting. Spectacular collection of hammers from every walk of life and use imaginable.

Thank Charles_Schuchert
Reviewed 10 September 2017

To be honest, I only went into this museum because I had some time to fill in while I was staying in Haines for two nights. What a pleasant surprise! I never knew that hammers could be so interesting! The display covers an incredible number...More

Thank Ann1943
Reviewed 9 September 2017

At the end of a walking tour in Haines, we went to the Hammer Museum. From the giant upright hammer outside to the bicycle with spokes made of hammers, it's all about hammers at this little museum. Soon after we went inside, we were told...More

Thank psychprofessor
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Display of over than 2000 hammers from the first tools of the Nonderthal man up today Interesting and original

Thank airport2015
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We made it a point to stop here and we were not disappointed. Even the young gal who was working that day was very happy, proud to answer our questions and provide interesting information regarding the museum and some of the items inside. Add it...More

Thank Frenzyallthetime
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This was quite a unique place. I was surprised at all the different types of hammers. The history behind the museum was very interesting. They also had some staff that were quite knowledgeable about all the hammers. I was surprised at how interesting it was.

Thank tatiana442017
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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.