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Shafer Historical Museum

285 Castle Ave, Winthrop, WA 98862-9000
+1 509-996-2712
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Pleasantly surprised - nice place to visit

This is a very well organized museum with a LOT of old memorabilia from the area. They have a lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Twila T
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Kirkland, Washington
Very Pleasant Location

This is an interesting outdoor self-guided museum. My kids all found it interesting for an hour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PLCallo
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Woodinville, Washington, United States
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Offers a recreated settlement of the 1920s.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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285 Castle Ave, Winthrop, WA 98862-9000
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+1 509-996-2712
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"suggested donation"
in 6 reviews
"doctor's office"
in 6 reviews
"early settlers"
in 6 reviews
"methow valley"
in 15 reviews
"self guided"
in 3 reviews
"small donation"
in 4 reviews
"farm equipment"
in 4 reviews
"great collection"
in 4 reviews
"outdoor exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"local history"
in 3 reviews
"showing how"
in 3 reviews
"walk around"
in 3 reviews
"early days"
in 3 reviews
"small western town"
in 2 reviews
"general store"
in 4 reviews
"large amount"
in 2 reviews
"daily life"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very well organized museum with a LOT of old memorabilia from the area. They have a lot of signage explaining what you're looking at. The whole thing is a series of buildings, each made out to be a specific type of building...More

Thank Twila T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting outdoor self-guided museum. My kids all found it interesting for an hour or two and the hilltop location was very pleasant on a warm morning. They also allowed my dog to walk the grounds with me. The museum is free but...More

Thank PLCallo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved seeing the exhibits of how daily life was back in the old days of Winthrop. Peek into each house and see the things they wore, the tools they used and even the vehicles they drove. There are also lots of antique farm equipment...More

Thank Jeannine A
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We went when it was closed but we were still able to walk around the grounds and see many of the attractions. We were really bummed we couldn’t go in the buildings but still had a good time.

Thank Megan H
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

If your driving home to Seattle or the west side, this little town is amazing to stop and see the way the cowboys lived. My kids loved it, they wanted to wear cowboy hats and all. We stopped and made a day of it and...More

Thank korz5
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Spend about a half hour strolling back in time learning about the pioneering and mining days of the Methow Valley, They museum has a great collection of period mining equipment as well as reconstructed cabins and village rooms to give an insight into daily life....More

Thank Jon D
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is a great museum with outdoor exhibits of old cars, appliances etc. Also rooms where you can wander through and look at unusual and interesting antiques. The volunteer docents were helpful and friendly. I was interested in a old Mustache cup and saucer which...More

Thank Jan F
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is an excellent free outdoor museum that covers a lot of history. Excellent preserved buildings with interior displays of what would have been in them when they were built. There is an extensive exhibit of mining and lumber equipment as well as a barn...More

Thank Ralph F
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This was opposite our hotel so was easy to get to. Anyone with walking difficulties should enter from the street at the top of the hill through the gate as there are a lot of steps up from the bottom The museum was a really...More

1  Thank Danny P
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Interesting museum. Lots of old time pieces to look at, and buildings to see. Really enjoyed our tour of this museum.

Thank Jannie T
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tfcbob
21 July 2015|
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Response from Mariagrey | Reviewed this property |
Hello tfcbob: The Shafer Museum is open everyday from May 26.The building are open daily from 10am - 5pm the grounds are open during daylight hours. The admission price is by donation. I hope you enjoy your visit.
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