WSHS General Admission for Web

The Washington State History Museum is open!! Our normal operating hours of Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 5 PM. Third Thursday of each month: our hours are 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, with free admission from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Visitors ages 5 and above are required to wear masks while in the museum.

Guests are asked to observe social distancing between cohorts. Timed tickets are not required. We encourage purchasing tickets online, but tickets can be purchased at the museum.

From May 15, 2021 to September 6, 2021 WSHS is proud to participate in Blue Start Museums. The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum. 

Free admission applies to the military ID holder and up to five family members. The military ID holder can be either active duty service member or other dependent family member with the appropriate ID card. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program. Just bring your DD Form 1173 ID Card, or DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, for active duty military family members.

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