History Museum Hours and Admission
As of 5:00 PM March 12, 2020, Washington State History Museum is temporarily closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 virus. Staff are available and you may reach out via email or phone. We look forward to engaging with our communities again soon. Please check back for updates.
The Washington State History Museum is where fascination and FUN come together! People of all ages can explore and be entertained in an environment where characters from Washington's past speak about their lives. Through interactive exhibits based on the Historical Society's collections, traveling exhibitions, and dramatic artifacts, learn about our state's unique people and places, as well as their impact on the country and the world.
Events & Programs
|Tuesday||10 AM - 5 PM|
|Wednesday||10 AM - 5 PM|
|Thursday|| 10 AM - 5 PM
|Third Thursday*||10 AM - 8 PM|
|Friday||10 AM - 5 PM|
|Saturday||10 AM - 5 PM|
|Sunday||10 AM - 5 PM|
*On the Third Thursday of each month, the History Museum is open until 8 PM with FREE ADMISSION from 3 - 8 PM.
|New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather, the Washington State Historical Society will follow the closure status of the Tacoma Public Schools. If TPS schools are closed, the History Museum will be closed. If the TPS schools choose a delayed start, the History Museum will operate under normal hours from 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Sunday.
Membership Museum Rates
Sept. 26, 2017
|Historical Society Members||FREE|
|Adults (age 18 and over)||$14|
|Seniors (age 65 and over)||$11|
|Students (age 6-17)||$11|
|Active Duty & Retired Military (ID required)||$11|
|Children (age 5 and under)||FREE|
|Family (up to 2 adults and 4 children under age 18)||$40|
Washington Foster Parent discount (foster parent license and ID required)
|Washington Quest Card Discount (Card required)||$1/person
Group rates- 10 admissions or more, ages 6 and over.
**Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Active Duty service members and up to five members of their family receive free admission.
Current Discount Admission Promotions:
Washington Quest Card Rate
Show your Washington Quest EBT Card at admissions and get into the History Museum for $1 per person or $2 per family. The card may not be used to purchase the admission.
Save 25% with a Travel Tacoma Mt. Rainier Tourism & Sports Attraction Pass! And enjoy other great area attractions, too.
- Three day pass
- Seven day pass
15% Off Admission for AAA Members
- Up to two discounted regular price adult admissions per membership, per visit
- Not valid during Model Train Festival
- Not valid on the Tacoma Museum Pass
- Members who purchase online must present AAA card at Admissions
North American Reciprocal Association (NARM): The Washington State History Museum does not participate in the NARM reciprocal admission program.