Olympic Park History & Museums: Museum at the Carnegie, Port Angeles Washington

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Museum at the Carnegie

A nod to the history and people of Clallam County, Museum at the Carnegie in Port Angels provides exhibits that give visitors a look at what life was like during the early days of the county.

What can I see and do at Museum at the Carnegie?

Housed in a building that is one of the most historic in Port Angeles, Museum at the Carnegie is operated by the Clallam County Historical Society, which began collecting Clallam-related artifacts, photos, and documents in 1948.

Inside Museum at the Carnegie, you’ll find seven different permanent exhibits that tell the story of Clallam and its people, from early tribes to today’s modern population. Displays include: 

  • Charting the Last Frontier, which profiles the county’s first settlers; 
  • Our Ancestral Heritage, where guests can hear the three local tribal languages; 
  • Mind, Body, and Spirit, a look at local arts and artists; 
  • This Land is your Land, the fascinating story of the formation of Olympic National Park; 
  • Home Grown, a look at the importance of agriculture and the timber industry in Clallam; 
  • Creating Communities, a profile of the county’s towns; 
  • Our Strategic Coastline, a peek at the maritime history of the area.

Where is Museum of the Carnegie?

The museum is located at 207 S. Lincoln Street in Port Angeles. Take Highway 101 west along the harbor front to a left on South Lincoln. The museum is about 2 blocks from the harbor.

When is Museum of the Carnegie open?

The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 pm but is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

How much does Museum of the Carnegie cost?

There is no admission fee but they do suggest a small donation.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

For additional information, call the Clallam County Historical Society at 360-253-6779. Or visit their website.