Bigelow House Museum

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About Bigelow House Museum

The Bigelow House Museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the early history of Olympia and Washington Territory.  It is the oldest residence in Olympia, Washington, and one of the earliest still standing in the Pacific Northwest.

Pioneer lawyer and Territorial Legislator Daniel R. Bigelow and his schoolteacher wife Ann Elizabeth White built Bigelow House in the 1850s.  The Bigelows were pivotal figures in early Washington history and the struggle for women’s rights and public education.

The house is a rare surviving example of the Carpenter Gothic style architecture popular in rural America during the mid-1800s and is still surrounded by more than an acre of the family’s original land claim.  The home displays original documents, artifacts, and furnishings representing 150 years of the family’s participation in important causes on the community, state and national levels.

Location

Hours

Public Visiting Hours:
Friday   1-4pm
Sunday 1-4pm

Cost

From $1.00 to $5.00

Suggested donations for guided tours.

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