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Gig Harbor and the surrounding communities are teeming with activities ranging from world-renowned museums, shops, brewpubs, and distilleries as well as kayak rentals for touring the beautiful harbor.
When planning your visit, add a stay at the Maritime Inn, located right smack in downtown Gig Harbor, as the best way to immerse yourself in all the things that make Gig Harbor and Puget Sound so special.

Gig Harbor Boatshop

Join us and experience Gig Harbor's working community boatyard. Tour the historic Eddon Boatyard. You can also take a ride in a classic boat, watch live music during the concert series and sign up for hands-on boat building workshops and classes.

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Harbor History Museum

The mission of the Harbor History Museum is to create opportunities to experience the heritage of the greater Gig Harbor communities. We do this by collecting, preserving, and sharing the rich history of this area. Our vision is to be the cornerstone that provides a gathering place and a sense of identity for our community.
WINTER HOURS (November–March)
Wednesdays–Fridays 10am–5pm, Saturdays 10am–4pm
SUMMER HOURS (April–October)
Wednesdays–Fridays 10 am–5 pm, Saturdays 10am–4pm

ADMISSION – Complimentary Admission for all visitors courtesy of the City of Gig Harbor

Location: 4121 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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Harbor WildWatch

Located across the street from The Maritime Inn, this small museum is in the Visitor Center in the historic home of the Skansie family. Our mission is to inspire stewardship for Puget Sound by providing learning opportunities about the environment.

Highlights include: getting to help feed the crabs and sea anemones in the touch tanks (around 3:00), viewing the underwater camera and the sand box. The sand box is designed to let people build mountains, valleys etc. Then you hold your hand over one spot for a minute and blue patches appear to indicate rain and to show which way the water would flow.

There are also microscopes available and skulls of various animals. Tours are free.

Location: 3207 Harborview Drive

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Heritage Distilling Co. - Gig Harbor

Heritage Distilling Co. (HDC) is a craft distillery based in Gig Harbor, Washington. HDC is the most awarded craft distillery in North America by the American Distilling Institute 4 years in a row (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017). Each of the Heritage Distilling Co. product lines and services were developed with a particular story in mind, because 'Every Spirit has a Story'™.

Some are rooted in the history and heritage of our company founders, while others are centered on the collective heritage and history we all long to create and share. Whether you are getting ready to enjoy our premium spirits, or you are joining us at the distillery for our exclusive and customized 'Your Whiskey, Your Way™' programs (Cask Club™* and My Batch™*) we are confident you will find the story behind your spirit.

We are majority owned by women and family op... Read More

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Seven Seas Brewery Tap Room

The Gig Harbor Tap Room offers a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere. Offering 7 Seas year-round brews, seasonals, and a constantly rotating Tap Room Reserve Series, there is sure to be a beer to fit your tastes. We also offer a local WA cider, gluten-free beers and several non-alcoholic offerings.

You are welcome to bring your own food in or order delivery from any of the fantastic local restaurants.

With NO TV’s, except our projector for Seahawks games, take the unique opportunity to meet friends and make new ones over a hand-crafted pint while viewing the brewery in action.

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Waterfront History Walking Tours

Walk at your own pace as you learn about the rich history of Gig Harbor. Free maps are available at the front desk.
During the summer you can join one of our free guided walking tours, every Wednesday and most Saturdays — Runs June 6 – August 30 @ 10 am.

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