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It's hammer time.

Um. It's a museum full of hammers. There's no movie theater in Haines, so... Oddly, the hammers are... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Q8193XSjasonf
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Aliso Viejo, California
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Got off our cruise ship and came here. Amazing place !! I had no idea there are so many different... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
579deborahc
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Rotonda West, 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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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Um. It's a museum full of hammers. There's no movie theater in Haines, so... Oddly, the hammers are screwed (not nailed) to the walls.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Q8193XSjasonf
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Got off our cruise ship and came here. Amazing place !! I had no idea there are so many different types of hammers and from all over the world. There is a great deal to see all 3 museums for $20. Well worth it. Great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Had more fun than I expected at this little museum for the hammer. I liked the huge array of antique and special purpose hammers. Anyone that loves tools will appreciate the visit. Very friendly staff. $5 well spent. Probably a 30 minute visit would be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

This was a quirky little place with a lot of history jam-packed into a little space. We were disappointed to find a large group of cruise ship people but with them came their tour guide so although the space was very crowded, we got to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Franco-fille
Reviewed August 1, 2018

If you are at all into tools and making things then Hammer Museum is a must see in Haines. Lots of great and unusual tools that are solutions to very practical and everyday problems in wood and metal working -as well as a few jokes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NewillDB
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Take the time to visit all the rooms and ask questions of staff, they are are full of entertaining information.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jaynereiter
Reviewed July 28, 2018

I have been to lots of museums but this one was the first just see hammers. This was one of the outings provided by our cruise. I do admit was very interesting. 2000 hammers on display and another 6000 in storage. We were told they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rancherette
Reviewed July 28, 2018

So glad we went to this museum. Impressive collection shows the uses of hammers in industry and other work and the ingenuity of how this tool has been modified to accomplish all sorts of tasks. What a collection!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bobbieanddoug
Reviewed July 25, 2018

If you have the time without much to do this is an interesting place Hammer heaven but kind of see one see them all

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank michael c
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Where else will you be able to see a museum full of hammers? This museum is great! And has a lot of interesting historical information on hammers. It was great! Highly recommend.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from JMK-Pittsburgh | 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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