Last updated: 3/19/2012
Spanaway, Washington
Street Address
812 E. 176th Street
Spanaway, WA 98387
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1238
Spanaway, WA 98387
Hours
OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday9 AM - 2 PM
Prairie House Museum
Third Sunday each month 2 - 4 p.m.
Wednesday10 AM - 2 PM
Open for tours by appointment
Admissions
Free. Donations Accepted.
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Sue Overaa, Curator
phone: 360-832-6662
Description

The Prairie House Museum is an 1890's restored Gable and Wing Farm House with displays representing the lifestyle and history of Spanaway's schools, merchants and early settlers. The interpretive room is host to changing displays reflecting various eras of local history.

Antiques and collectibles are housed throughout the grounds in buildings such as the Blacksmith Shop, Milk and Wash House, Homestead Room, Restored Barn, Log Cabin and the large covered shed where carriages and farm implements are displayed.

Prairie House Museum is open for tours by appointment and on most Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 2 pm. For additional information and to insure the museum is open for visits, please call: (253)536-6655 or (360)832-6662 Monday - Friday between the hours of 9 am - 2 pm.

Services

Tours

Tours by appointment and on most Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 2 pm.

Museum Gift Shop

Items include scenic pictures, note cards, museum-emblem clothing, pioneer-type toys, and the book Early Spanaway by pioneer descendant Dorothy E. Thompson Wilson.

Work Parties

Work Parties every Wednesday 10 a.m. - We need your help! As tour guides and gardeners, for cleaning and repairs, to demonstrate historic crafts. Call 360-832-6662 or 253-536-6655 for more information and to volunteer.

Gift Shop

Group Tours

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