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Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

407 South G Street, Tacoma, Washington 98405 USA

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“Heritage education in Tacoma”

Six large Greco-Roman columns and portico form a stately entrance to the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in Tacoma, Washington. Facing lovely Wright Park, an arboretum of hundreds of mature trees from throughout the temperate world, and just across the street from the Victorian-styled Seymour Botanical Conservatory, it offers an ideal environment for the exhibit of original papers of historic importance. As both children and adults view the papers in some fifty oak and glass cases, they gain a fresh appreciation of their heritage. The primary sources of history displayed in the museum provide the means for increasing the cultural literacy of the population the museum serves. Exhibits, which are always admission free, are normally on display for three months at a time. 

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Reviewed by
Monkeypoot

  • 5 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
June 16, 2014

Building could use some TLC, but the exhibits can be mind-blowing. A hidden gem!

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Amelias78

  • 8 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0

Hours of Operation
Open Tuesday thru Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Closed Weekends, Mondays and Holidays
Directions to the Karpeles - Tacoma
(253) 383-2575

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Amelias78

  • 8 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0

My first chance to visit this location. If you are a lover of history, track one down and go see it! The curator (or guide? very knowledgeable gentleman). He let me in minutes from closing and I had a private audience to documents from the civil war (ironsides!) and the Titanic rescue report. I will definitely be visiting again.

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Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

407 South G Street
Tacoma, Washington
98405 USA

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