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Lots to learn without taking your whole day

This is a great place to learn about the history of Whittier. They have different displays that are... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Interesting History

Whittier is an old little city settled by Quakers when you could see all the way downtown on a... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Diane I
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6755 Newlin Ave, Whittier, CA 90601-4019
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is a great place to learn about the history of Whittier. They have different displays that are fun to look at, but won't take up your whole day (unless you want it to). The location is fairly close to uptown so you are in...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Whittier is an old little city settled by Quakers when you could see all the way downtown on a clear day.The nice historic uptown area still has many original homes and the museum displays artifacts and information about it's early history. It'a fun for school...More

4  Thank Diane I
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I saw a post on social media advertising an event they were hosting on the 30th anniversary of the Whittier earthquake. Since it had been a while since my last visit I decided to stop in and check it out. I brought my daughter with...More

1  Thank hyelala
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Every once in a while I get this urge just to go see something different , so today I satisfied that urge and went to the Whittier museum to see the Whittier Earthquake display. It is the 30 year Anniversary of that earthquake. It brought...More

Thank s3production
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This museum has many interesting local artifacts and very engaging docents. They have limited hours so make sure you plan ahead, but it will be worth the wait!

Thank bkute65
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The Whittier Museum is a wonderful little museum that tells the story of the town and it's residents. The former President Nixon practiced law here when he started his own career. The Nixon family were locals and once owned a restaurant here. The President's relatives...More

1  Thank Pat H
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Whittier Museum provides an outstanding overview of the history of the Whittier Area, the people and organizations who have built Whittier into the outstanding community it is today. The recent Boy Scout exhibit is outstanding, sharing the positive experiences that BSA provide to the youth...More

1  Thank CV303
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This small, low cost, museum is packed with photos and exhibits about Whittier and early Alaska. A must see if you are fortunate enough to be in Whittier.

1  Thank Yellowtrike
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This was my family's first visit to the Whittier Museum. I have two teens and a 9 year old. We all enjoyed it very much. It is a small museum, but it does have plenty of artifacts and provides good information on the city's history....More

1  Thank Sylvia R
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This museum has a fantastic collection and great staff. You have to stop in to see their exhibits, airplane, train car and much more. Lots of great Whittier history.

1  Thank KingRichards2013
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