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Small but worth every hammer

Small but interesting place with a nice back story of passion for hammers and collecting... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2017
Killingworth, Connecticut
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A Pleasant Surprise

To be honest, I only went into this museum because I had some time to fill in while I was staying... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2017
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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.
108 Main St., Haines, AK 99827
+1 907-766-2374
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Reviewed September 10, 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Charles_Schuchert
Reviewed September 10, 2017

To be honest, I only went into this museum because I had some time to fill in while I was staying in Haines for two nights. What a pleasant surprise! I never knew that hammers could be so interesting! The display covers an incredible number...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

At the end of a walking tour in Haines, we went to the Hammer Museum. From the giant upright hammer outside to the bicycle with spokes made of hammers, it's all about hammers at this little museum. Soon after we went inside, we were told...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

Display of over than 2000 hammers from the first tools of the Nonderthal man up today Interesting and original

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

We made it a point to stop here and we were not disappointed. Even the young gal who was working that day was very happy, proud to answer our questions and provide interesting information regarding the museum and some of the items inside. Add it...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Frenzyallthetime
Reviewed August 14, 2017

This was quite a unique place. I was surprised at all the different types of hammers. The history behind the museum was very interesting. They also had some staff that were quite knowledgeable about all the hammers. I was surprised at how interesting it was.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit especially if you are a bloke with lots of tools. Great coffee shop next door to leave you wife

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Magicalme
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

$5 entrance fee to see the museum, if you like hammers this is the place.you can do theuse quite quickly.we also saw a bald eagle outside.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Clivey57
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this place if you are in Haines. It has wonderful information about Tlingit culture --- a vibrant contemporary culture---and treasures of Tlingit art both old (e.g., weavings of Jennie Thlunaut, famous Chilkat weaver and culture bearer among other talents) and new (e.g., piece...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Laura F
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

This is a very neautiful small museum showing collection of more than 2000 hammers. We visited here during the stay of our Alaska cruise.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Satvik G
June 28, 2017|
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.