Alaska Attractions April 21, 2018
This Wacky Museum In Alaska Is Truly One-Of-A-Kind
The Hammer Museum in Haines is an eclectic collection of hammers from all over the world. This wacky museum has thousands of hammers in all shapes and sizes. The cheerful, friendly owner will tell you all about the tools and you can take photos to your heart’s content. This place is strange, family-friendly and surprisingly delightful. Stop by the Hammer Museum in Haines to see a whole lot of hammers and learn about the uses for these magnificent tools.
108 Main Street
Haines, AK 99827
The Hammer Museum is in the charming tiny town of Haines on the coast in southeast Alaska. The museum prides itself on being the world’s first museum dedicated to preserving the history of the hammer.
After opening in 2002, the museum became a non-profit dedicated to the history of the hammer in 2004. Donations help keep the museum a lively stop for visitors.
Over 1400 hammers and similar tools are displayed in the museum, and hundreds more lie in boxes ready to be displayed. You'll be amazed at the sheer volume of hammers that grace the walls.
Special displays show native Alaskan tools and artifacts from the indigenous people of the area. The hammer is one of the basic tools found in most cultures and areas of the world.
The hammers displayed come from ancient times through the colonial days to the industrial era. You can observe the evolution of the modern hammer through the ages to the standard tool we know today.
This display of glass hammers glitters in the sun. You will be astounded at the variety of materials that hammers are made from including glass, stone, metal and wood.
There are several galleries featuring hammers used for blacksmithing, early trades, and industries like mining, ranching, carpentry, the railroad industry, and auto-body repair.
The most revered hammers are those that came from Egypt and the classical Romans. Learn about the history of human ingenuity as you browse the fascinating tools.
Art and sculpture are displayed throughout the museum and the grounds, with all sorts of unique items made out of hammers. This awesome bicycle is a great place to take a memorable photo.
So head to the Hammer Museum in Haines to learn everything you ever wanted to know about hammers! This fun attraction is entertaining for the whole family.
Need more reasons to go to Haines?
Why You’ll Want To Spend An Entire Day In Alaska’s Most Unique Town. Or head here for the Bald Eagle Festival where you can Watch Thousands Of Eagles Fill The Sky At This Magical Alaska Festival.
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