The Washington State History Museum

1911 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402


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The Washington State History Museum (WSHM) is the welcoming public face and most visible activity of the Washington State Historical Society. WSHM is located in Tacoma’s downtown core along Pacific Avenue, among a thriving cultural scene of shops, restaurants, galleries, museums, and the University of Washington’s Tacoma campus. WSHM features intriguing objects and exhibitions from the Society’s permanent collections, along with dynamic changing exhibitions that investigate a wide range of topics from D.B. Cooper’s famous flight, to the development of American Football, to the rise of indie music in our state, to protest photography, and so much more. Weekend and evening programs and events keep it lively! There is always something new to do at WSHM. Come in and explore how history connects us all.