Squaxin Museum

The Squaxin Island Tribe invites guests to come and discover their culture and the rich traditions of their past. In an educational journey, visitors find thought-provoking artifacts, including 100-foot long fish traps, naturally preserved in mud for more than 500 years. There are enough exhibits here to keep the whole family entertained for hours, all while providing a deeper understanding for the Northwest tribes and their rich culture.

Tribal people like the Squaxins have a unique relationship with natural resources and a deep understanding of the sciences, such as precise knowledge of ocean currents and tides, weather patterns and changes, natural medicines, marine biology and even engineering, as evidenced by complex fishing structures and equipment. There are unbounded lessons to learn from these people and their heritage, making this the perfect refuge for someone trying to learn a historic culture.

  • ADA Accessible
  • Fee Required
  • Trained Guides/Guided Tours Available
  • Access Requires 4-Wheel Drive Vehicle
  • Located on Private/Public Land

Northwest Tribes

The Central Cascades has seven themes that help to define the character of the region. This location is an example of Northwest Tribes. Here are more locations that exemplify this theme:

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