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Address: 6861 NE South St, Suquamish, WA 98392
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10:00 - 17:00
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Museum featuring the history of the Native American tribes in the Pacific...

Museum featuring the history of the Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest.

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Fascinating look back in time! or 100 and 1 ways to use cedar!

We spent a hour going through the museum. Amazing how they were able to use the natural environment to support their needs. We should all be as smart about using sustainable... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We spent a hour going through the museum. Amazing how they were able to use the natural environment to support their needs. We should all be as smart about using sustainable materials as they were! Cedar was used to make their baskets, shelter, clothes, canoes, and even the sails for their canoes! Lovely museum and very informative!

Thank Flowbleu
Olympia, Washington
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Really enjoyed perusing the exhibits here. Great job of sharing history, punctuated with the displays. Watched a woman pound cedar and she was very gracious about explaining what she was doing and why she was doing it the way she was. Well worth a visit.

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Palo Alto, California
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219 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We stopped by Suquamish Museum while touring around near Bainbridge Island. The museum is located about 25 minutes from the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal and is easily accessible from Seattle. The museum itself is very well done, with a lot of history depicting the history of Seattle and the Native Americans surrounding Suquamish. Plan on spending about an hour here.

Thank Maximilian G
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This museum was well laid out with beautiful displays. Besides that, the information was fascinating. I knew nothing of the Suquamish or Northwest natives so I read everything. The timeline was my favorite part, there are so many interesting stories and facts about the Suquamish and history of the area. I couldn't NOT read everything! The museum employee also directed... More 

Thank MM27_12
Denver, Colorado
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215 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a relatively new museum or appeared that way. The displays were beautiful with exhibits most appropriate for the Suquamish 1st nation people. Museum staff and gift shop were also great. Highly recommended as a stop to know more about these wonderful people.

Thank Jane D
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We started with a visit to Chief Seattle's gravesite and then proceeded to the museum. The museum tells the story of the Suquamish (place of clear salt water.) Very nice presentation, cedar designed timeline, many photographs, and more. Well worth the $3 admission. Gift shop to browse through as well.

Thank Jackie K
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2 reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Part of our travels to Washington State We wanted to be involved in a traditional welcome with the indigenous people. I'm of Maori heritage from Aotearoa New Zealand in the Southern Hemisphere. I wanted to know more about indigenous narratives and I believed that their stories were similar to mine, with the loss of land and language through colonisation. My... More 

Thank Avian M
Edmonds, Washington
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Though on the small side, this is a fabulous museum with really first-rate exhibits. The tribal history is beautifully displayed along with artifacts, tools, toys and clothing. There's also a lovely exhibit of weaving and textiles. Not to be missed. A donation of $5 for adults is charged at the door. They also have a great gift shop too if... More 

Thank kalindria
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63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We weren't at all familiar about the History of Suquamish or the Native American Tribe. But the Museum was very informative about how interactive the whole North West Native Tribes were! They're culture, survival, decimation & eventually they're revival! I posted pictures of examples of Natural Plant Dyes! They're Weaving for clothing and baskets were Beautifully Displayed!!

Thank Sooogoodjelly
Southern California
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great place to learn about the history (good, bad and ugly) of the area. The artifacts throughout the museum are displayed beautifully. Well-worth a visit.

Thank Short_Traveler2010

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