Looking for a fun activity to do during your visit to beautiful Haines, Alaska?



Come explore the world’s first museum dedicated to preserving the history of the hammer.

From the land of the pharaohs to the land down under, ancient to modern, or two inches to twenty feet, the Hammer Museum has something for everyone. It's an experience that cannot be missed.


Our Mission

To Preserve the History of the Hammer 

What are the visitors saying?

Stop! It's Hammer Museum Time.

-- Tom, Edmonton, AB

More hammers than I ever did see!

-- Aaron, Gary, IN

Best Hammer Museum so far!

-- Brad & Darsy, Portland, OR

I want one at home, what a hoot!

-- Rese, Ventura, CA

This is my favorite museum ever!

-- Drew & Sandra, Anchorage, AK

Beautiful and fascinating!

-- Camille, 2016

Never seen so many hammer before!

-- Phyllis & Dorothy, Victoria, B.C.

I love this small 'odd' museum

-- Nina, Florida

Fantastic, thanks! It made our hearts pound!

-- Jim & Judy, Juneau, AK

Good hammers, good humor, great holiday!

-- Ben & Bev, 2015

You have to see it to believe it!

-- Norm & Leslie, Florida

Highlight of Haines!

-- Steve, Yucatan, Mexico

This is the most exhilarating hammer experience we have ever come across.  We will be dreaming of hammers for years to come...

-- Fiona & Sam, London, UK

We waited months to see it and it was great!

-- Susan & Carl, Connecticut

We came all the way from Australia just to see these hammers.  This is our 3rd visit.  We plan to come back.

-- Peter & Tricia, Victoria, Australia

Love it.  Love it!!!

-- Andrea, California

Great - one of a kind.

-- Mike & Helen, Connecticut

We've seen a lot of museums but this is one of the best!

-- Marc & Nancy, Idaho

Great Collection!

-- Allison, British Columbia, Canada

I have a new found appreciation for hammers.

-- Matt, Illinois

My 4th visit - it just keeps getting better.

-- Bob, Washington

Never seen anything like it! Great!

-- Savannah, West Virginia

I never knew I was so enthralled by hammers until today. Awesome.

-- Meagan, Northwest Territories, Canada

I could have spent all day in the Hammer Musuem.

-- Dana Stabenow, Alaskan Writer

The world famous Hammer Museum is not to be missed.

-- Captain Albert's Blog, Holland America Cruise Lines

If you've seen one, I guarantee you haven't seen them all!

-- Michelle, 2013 Intern, Wisconsin

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.

-- Michelle Glass, 2004, Haines Tourism Director