Street Address
215 Ericksen Avenue NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Mailing Address
215 Ericksen Avenue NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
phone: 206-842-2773
fax: 206-842-0914
Wednesday - Monday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

SUGGESTED ADMISSION General $4.00 Student/Senior $3.00 Family Group $6.00 Children under 5 Free Museum members Free First Thursday Free
Museum Type(s)
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Group Tours
Hank Helm, Executive Director
phone: 206-842-2773
Rick Chandler, Curator


The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is located in the heart of downtown Winslow, three blocks from the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry terminal. A 1908 restored island schoolhouse features the main exhibit gallery containing a nationally award-winning exhibit "An Island Story". The museum’s research library (free to the public) contains subject and biographical files, oral histories, videos, books, and historic photographs. The history of Bainbridge Island covers a wide range of historic eras and themes, including Native American culture, early explorers, lumber and shipbuilding industries, agriculture, WWII, and the Japanese American Internment histories. Visit the museum store for books, children’s gifts and other historic souvenirs.


The Bainbridge Island Historical Society has its roots as the “Bainbridge Unit” of the Kitsap County Historical Society. In 1973 this group first opened a museum on the island at Strawberry Hill Park. The Society was officially incorporated as a 501 (c )(3) non-profit in 1978. In 2004 the museum and collection was moved to its current location in downtown Winslow.

Artifacts Collections

The museum collects materials pertaining to the history of Bainbridge Island.

Research Collections

The research collections are housed in the museum's research library, and include information on a variety of historic subjects and local families.

Educational Programs

The museum features a slate of yearly programs that include lectures, demonstrations, tours, and exhibit tours.


    Board of Directors


    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

    Appointment required: No


    The museum publishes a museum newsletter (3x yearly) and annual report.

    • Newsletter BIHS Museum News


    Wheelchair Accessible


    Gift Shop

    Online Gift Shop

    Group Tours