Understand Grays Harbor's Fascinating History During a Memorable Museum Visit
Looking for a blast from the past? Visit one of Grays Harbor's many museums and learn about the historical events that occurred
over the years on the Washington Coast. Immerse yourself in stories from the past, each telling a different story of what shaped this diverse area. Understand the area's unique natural climate, gain some maritime knowledge, learn about anvil carriages, locomotives, and the cities that make up Grays Harbor!
Ocean Shores Interpretive Center
10131 Catala Ave., SE | Ocean Shores, WA 98569
At the Ocean Shores Interpretive Center, you'll experience an array of exhibits covering coastal wildlife and birds, sea life, history of Ocean Shores, Native culture, and shipwrecks. Many exhibits are touchable.
Museum of the North Beach
4658 WA-109 | Moclips, WA 98562
At the Museum of the North Beach, information can be found displayed from all the communities of the North Beach coast of Grays Harbor. Bring your family and check out this historical space in Moclips.
Quinault Cultural Center
807 5th Ave. | Taholah, WA 98587
The Quinault Cultural Center and Museum is a museum of culture in Taholah, Washington, owned and funded by the Quinault Indian Nation. It contains artifacts, arts, and crafts of the Quinault, housed in a converted retail building.
1611 Riverside Ave. | Hoquiam, WA 98550
Of the twenty-six rooms the Polson Museum occupies, seventeen are used for exhibits. Thousands of artifacts, documents and photos upstairs and down are on display in this beautiful mansion in Hoquiam. Come learn the history of Grays Harbor that the whole family will enjoy!
McCleary Museum at Carnell House
314 S. 2nd St. | McCleary, WA 98557
This is a small community museum thatís open on weekends from noon - 4pm, June through Labor Day weekend. Come explore lots of information focusing on early McCleary history and the surrounding area.
Westport Maritime Museum
2201 Westhaven Dr. | Westport, WA 98595
The Westport Maritime Museum located in the historic Coast Guard station building, built in 1939. The museum showcases exhibits on the maritime history of the South Beach.
Lake Quinault Museum
354 S. Shore Rd. | Quinault, WA 98575
In viewing the past, we look to the future. The rich histories of the proud communities surrounding Lake Quinault deserve safekeeping. The goal is to preserve and display these objects of historical and educational value for visitors to view and appreciate.
Chehalis Valley Historical Museum
703 Pioneer Ave. | Montesano, WA 98563
The CVHM's mission is to maintain an association interested in the preservation of history for the lower Chehalis River Valley (eastern Grays Harbor). Come explore tons of photos and artifacts from days gone by!
Running Anvil Carriage Museum
445 Black Creek Rd. | Montesano, WA 98563
Old memorabilia from Grays Harbor's former horse drawn buggies, sleighs, wagons and much more. This museum is a one of a kind experience for the whole family!
Looking for an all-encompassing experience? Make sure to purchase a Museum Passport from your first stop. Get a stamp from all museums in the passport and receive a collector canvas tote bag!