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Washington State Capital Museum

211 21st Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501
+1 360-753-2580
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small but nice

construction made it hard to get around and the capital was much better. sort of a statewide... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2014
m v
Self guided tour

We did a self guided tour of the museum. Their were many displays -- paintings, sculptures, etc... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2014
Ronald G
Palm Bay, Florida
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Small museum near the Capitol building.
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211 21st Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501
+1 360-753-2580
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

construction made it hard to get around and the capital was much better. sort of a statewide welcome station than a true capital museum

1  Thank m v
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We did a self guided tour of the museum. Their were many displays -- paintings, sculptures, etc. Even artwork done by various school children in the area.

Thank Ronald G
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Located in the old Lord Mansion, the museum is a little hard to locate. Use GPS to find. Give yourself 1 hr to tour the limited content. The museum is primarily historic/modern photos of Olympia "then and now" with accompanying text. Most of the info...More

5  Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 7 February 2014

First, many people are confused about the Capital museum, wondering 1) why it's not in the domed building down the street and b) why they misspelled the name. The museum is really about the city, the Capital, not the building. Technically, Washington does not have...More

2  Thank Brimsmith
Reviewed 18 June 2013

We may not be the best judges of the museum because we only had about 20 minutes before the closed. The information about the history of the capital building was very interesting. We were there on the anniversary of Mt St Helen's erruption so it...More

1  Thank V M
Reviewed 4 April 2013

Don't miss this interesting visit. The guided tour was well done, informative without being tedious or overbearing. The museum answers some questions about Washington, and the State, and has plenty of atmosphere.

1  Thank Reachargo
Reviewed 25 February 2013

The Capital Museum is housed in the former Lord Mansion, which is a beautifull building, but after seeing the displays on the history of the Capitol, there was little else to hold our attention. It's only $2 to get in, a little hard to find,...More

1  Thank takn123
Reviewed 10 February 2013

Staff was very helpful in helping me pick up gifts for loved ones.Went out of their way to help me.Lots of selection to pick up gifts.

1  Thank Janice M
Reviewed 11 December 2012

The topic listed is the WA State Capital Museum and carriage house, which is several blocks from the Rotunda and legislative buildings in the historic South Capitol Neighborhood. It is a Spanish Colonial villa surrounded by lush lawns and evergreen trees - one of Olympia's...More

3  Thank ColvilleB4
Reviewed 28 June 2012

I visited when I moved here in 2010. We have a beautiful state!

1  Thank fairie13
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