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Hammer Museum

108 Main St., Haines, AK 99827
+1 907-766-2374
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Unexpected pleasure in a small museum worth seeing.

We stopped by the nice museum and learned a lot about hammers. We did not know there were so many... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ReneMontreal_Quebec
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Montreal, Canada
Unexpected fun!

We were walking by the Hammer Museum and Ryan encouraged us to come in. He is a stellar employee... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Valerie D
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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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.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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108 Main St., Haines, AK 99827
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+1 907-766-2374
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped by the nice museum and learned a lot about hammers. We did not know there were so many types of hammers. The son of the owner provided lots of information and we discovered several hammers we never knew existed. Many Thanks.

Thank ReneMontreal_Quebec
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were walking by the Hammer Museum and Ryan encouraged us to come in. He is a stellar employee for this place - convincing, enthusiastic, and knows his stuff! It was near closing time, but he spent time walking us around and pointing out the...More

Thank Valerie D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a jewel, We had a few hours off our cruise ship and because of rain we didn’t book any excursions. We dropped by this place just to kill time and spent over an hour.. who knew hammers could be this interesting or that someone...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A comprehensive collection, ranging from eclectic to traditional, with some tools that qualify as truly unique. A small and interesting quirky museum.

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

On a cruise to Alaska and we stopped into this museum because we couldn't resist the giant hammer out front. The owner was on the premises and he is extremely enthusiastic about hammers. Big, small, he knows them all. He literally has thousands of more...More

1  Thank SpringTraining1
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Reviewed 15 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

2  Thank Eric G
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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

1  Thank Maxene923
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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

1  Thank cachevalley1
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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

1  Thank Pikey1951
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Reviewed 10 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.

1  Thank Charles_Schuchert
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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.
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