The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum preserves historic documents and letters. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. Exhibits are on display for three months at a time, and admission is free.
Located at the Port of Tacoma, this museum features a showcase of local maritime heritage. The venue can be booked for school field trips.
Bringing the history of Washington to life, Washington State History Museum features interactive exhibits, theatrical storytelling, artifacts and more. The museum is open daily.
This museum pays tribute to the original Euro-American settler of what is now Tacoma. Admission is free, and donations are accepted.
The Shanaman Sports Museum is located at the Tacoma Dome and is open when there is an event scheduled. The museum features artifacts and a video documentary that explores the area's sports heritage.
The Lemay Museum hosts an extraordinary collection of automobiles. In fact, the collection is recognized as the world's largest privately-owned collection.
Located in Point Defiance Park, Camp 6 Logging Museum offers 14-acres (6 ha) of artifacts relating to the logging industry. A national Registered Historic Place, Camp 6 features a replica of a working logging site, including worker bunks and railroad equipment.
The Children's Museum of Tacoma features a variety of hands-on exhibits that aim to make learning fun. The museum also provides workshops and birthday party events.
Opened in 2002, the Museum of Glass presents a hall, an amphitheater/workshop, a theater and galleries that offer a range of exhibitions and art installations. Browse art by international artists working in a wide range of mediums.
Located at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, this museum showcases bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian and plant specimens from the Pacific Northwest. The museum is open Monday through Friday.
African American Museum Tacoma
The African American Museum Tacoma features a chronicle of African Americans, including their culture and their struggles to be recognized as equal.