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Hours and Admission Prices for Washington State History Museum

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Regular Hours


Monday      Closed
Tuesday      10am-5pm
Wednesday      10am-5pm                        
Thursday*      10am-5pm
Friday      10am-5pm
Saturday      10am-5pm
Sunday      10am-5pm

 

*On the Third Thursday of each month, the History Museum is open late with FREE ADMISSION from 2:00 - 8:00 PM. Free Third Thursdays are generously sponsored by Columbia Bank.

 

Holidays

Open
 
  New Year's Day 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday 
Presidents' Day
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day
Veterans' Day
Closed
 
 

Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Admission Rates

General Admission (as of Dec. 2015)
 
Historical Society Members FREE
Adults (Age 18 and over) $12
Seniors (Age 60 and over) $8
Students (Ages 6-17 years) $8
Active Duty & Retired Military (ID required) $8
Children (Ages 5 and under) FREE
Washington Quest Card Discount (Card required) $1/person
$2/family
Group (at least 15 people) 
Must be booked at least two weeks in advance
 
Adults (Age 18 and over) Same
Seniors (Age 60 and over) Same

 

 **Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Active Duty service members and up to five members of their family receive free admission through the Blue Star Museums program (details below).

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.

15% Off Admission for AAA Members

  • Up to four 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.

Blue Star Museums

  • WSHS is honored to participate in the Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission to active military and up to five family members between Memorial Day and Labor Day. 
  • A complete list of participating museums and details can be found here.

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Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, the Washington State Historical Society will follow the closure status of the Tacoma Public School District. If TPSD schools are closed, the History Museum will be closed. If the TPSD schools choose a delayed start, the History Museum will operate under normal hours from 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Sunday.

Tacoma Public Schools School Closure Information

SCHOOL FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

GROUP TOUR REQUESTS

Planning to visit more than one museum in downtown Tacoma? 

Purchase a Tacoma Museum District Pass for $52.50. Six great museums, one low price, one full year. 

Good for one visit to the 

  • Washington State History Museum, 
  • Tacoma Art Museum, 
  • LeMay - America's Car Museum, 
  • Museum of Glass,
  • Foss Waterway Seaport Museum,
  • AND Children's Museum of Tacoma.

Good for one full year!