Get Hammered

Explore the world’s first museum dedicated to preserving the history of the hammer. First opened to the public in 2002, the Hammer Museum portrays the complex history of the ordinary tool, making it one of Haines, Alaska’s top tourist destinations. With over 2,000 artifacts on display, and roughly 8,000 more in storage, the Hammer Museum presents the worlds largest hammer collection.

The Museum’s 4 rooms takes you on a walk through history. From the rock hammers that crafted the Pyramid of Menkaure, to intricate Native American and Native Alaskan tools that built America, and carved the way to modern tool making. Shoe making, railroad engineering, candy smashing and crab opening. Two inches to twenty feet. The Hammer Museum is a uniqueness of its own.

Hours & Rates

  • Open for Visitors May 12, 2022 – September 19, 2022
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 – 5

Admission is $7 for adults.
Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

Open for research and by appointment: October – April

— Michelle Glass, 2004, Haines Tourism Director

Since its inception two years ago, the Hammer Museum has been one of the most popular attractions in Haines.  It is not only a unique glimpse into the world of a collector, it also serves as a chronology of life and livelihood that would otherwise be lost....An authentic experience for visitors and a source of pride for locals.