History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military
The Locks & Ship Canal were built over 100 years ago as a
Commercial Navigation Route to Develop the City of Seattle. The Locks still contribute over $1.2 Billion/yr. to the Seattle economy and are the Nation's busiest. However, no fees are charged and funding comes from the Federal Government (not Seattle).
General, History, Historical Society, Military, Specialized
The Bremerton Historic Ships Association was created in 1988 as a non-profit organization to acquire vessels, operate programs, and activities for educational, historic, and memorial purposes. The vision of a naval heritage vessel on the Bremerton Waterfront became a reality when the USS TURNER JOY was located here in 1991.
Culture, General, History, Library, Military, Science, Specialized
The Flying Heritage Collection showcases the spectacular warbirds and technologies from 1935-1945, with exhibits that shine a light on the humanity at the homefronts of the warring nations. Set a midst a restored working hangar, visitors of all ages can get up close and personal to these treasures of the sky, and learn how innovators and innovations of the past led the way to modern aviation and aerospace technologies.
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military, Park
Four remaining officer's quarters of Fort Steilacoom are operated as a living history museum covering the active years of the fort from 1849-1868. Includes Interpretive center and store.
Culture, History, Library, Military, Science, Specialized
The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 400,000 visitors annually. The Museum’s collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the Red Barn®—the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co. The Museum’s aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast.
History, Library, Military, Science, Specialized
The Naval Undersea Museum is a new facility with 20,000 sq. ft. of exhibits. Its collections focus on naval undersea history, science and operations. It has an active schedule of educational and public programs.
Port Townsend, Washington
General, History, Military
Collection of uniforms, ordnance, maps, models, photographs, posters, books, insignia, flags and a theater.
Visitors can explore the naval history of the region and experience life as a sailor through exhibits about the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier, special operations submarines, and much more. The museum is handicap accessible and provides visitors with a Family Discovery Room, Dry Dock Theater, museum store, and a research library. Regularly scheduled educational and family programming is available. Admission is FREE.
General, History, Military, Specialized
Take an in-depth tour of this Pacific Fleet Destroyer. The ship is maintained in original condition throughout, and most spaces, from the Boiler room to the Bridge, are open for your inspection and enjoyment. A must see is the All-Veterans' Memorial commemorating the Vientnam POWs. As the flagship of the Bremerton Historic Ships Association, she honors not only the members of the modern Navy, but those who helped build and maintain the Navy's ships as well.
General, History, Library, Military, Park
A walk through the military history of our nation. Collection includes uniforms, pictures, artifacts, memorabilia and stories of our veterans. Their stories are told in their own words as you walk through the many isles of personal history.
Art, Culture, History, Military, Specialized
Firstly we have tons of paraphernalia employed in Logging, Sailing, and Navigating. For example we have displays featuring shipyards, tugboats, lightships, lifeboats, and battleships. Moreover, there are Fishing Boats, Wooden Ferris “Tramp Ships” and The Great White Fleet.