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    CARRIAGE MUSEUM
CLASSIC VEHICLE
SHOWCASE IN RAYMOND
T
he Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond is North
Pacific County’s most-visited tourist attraction. Voted one
of Washington’s best museums, the Carriage Museum
houses one of the finest collections of 19th century horse
drawn vehicles in the entire country. Every year,
thousands upon thousands of people make the Northwest
Carriage Museum a “must see” destination stop while
visiting the Pacific Northwest. Visitors have been pleasantly
surprised to find such a world-class collection of horse-drawn
vehicles in the small town of Raymond.
The Northwest Carriage Museum opened in 2002 as a result
of a very generous donation of 21 carriages from a local family.
Over the years, the collection has grown to 50 vehicles, including
a variety of carriages, buggies, wagons, sleighs and commercial
vehicles. The museum’s collection includes an 1888 Stagecoach,
a 1900 hand-carved hearse from Vienna, Austria, a chuck wagon,
a beautiful cut under Wicker Phaeton, a 1880 Mail Wagon and the
magnificent Brewster Summer Coupe Brougham. Several vehicles
in the collection have an old movie connection. Come see our C-
spring Victoria used in Shirley Temple’s “Little Princess” or our
beautiful Landaulette used in the original “Ghost and Mrs. Muir”
starring Rex Harrison and Gene Tierney. Everyone loves viewing
the museum’s famous Shelburne landau, which was Belle
Watling’s carriage in the classic “Gone with the Wind.”
In addition to many vehicles, the museum houses many other
period artifacts from the 19th century. Clothing, travel trunks,
harness gear, hand tools, carts and an amethyst glass collection are
beautifully displayed throughout the museum. Looking for
something fun for the kids? The museum includes a user-friendly
one-room schoolhouse where children can write on the
chalkboards and ring the school bell. They can also dress in period
clothing and have their pictures taken on a Three Spring Democrat
Wagon. Parents will also enjoy visiting the wheelwright/
blacksmith display where they can view how wooden spoked
wheels were made.
The Northwest Carriage Museum is located at the junction of
U.S. Highway 101 and State Route 6 in Raymond. Right outside
our doors is the beautiful Willapa River and a well-maintained
park, which is the perfect place for visitors to enjoy a picnic. Within
walking distance are restaurants, and shopping opportunities. Bring
WillyPaw, named after the nearby Willapa River, is one of many reasons to visit the Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond. — OBSERVER FILE PHOTO
walking shoes or bikes and hike/ride the Willapa Trails pathway to
South Bend. Bring a kayak and put in at the city dock right next to
the museum.
The Northwest Carriage Museum is open year round from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. It has a unique gift shop feathering a variety of
jewelry, books, toys and local products. Group tours are a specialty
Northwest
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Peninsula Arts Association
2017
PAA ART EVENTS
June 17 & 18 ~ NW Garlic Festival (posters on sale) ~ Ocean Park
July 4th ~ Parade Sidewalk Chalk Give-Away ~ Ocean Park; Parade Route
July 14 - 16 ~ ArtSations Summer Event ~ LB Depot & PAA Office
October 6-8 ~ 16th Fall Art Show ~ LB Depot and PAA Office
November 24 & 25 ~ 10th PAA Studio Tour ~ Peninsula Locations (TBD)
www.beachartist.org
www.facebook.com/paabeachartist/
and can be arranged in advance. Admission discounts are offered
for families, seniors and military personnel. AAA members can
show their card and save as well.
More information is available at www.nwcarriagemuseum.org
or by calling 360-942-4150. The museum posts updates on Twitter,
Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.
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Magnificently restored
horse-drawn carriages circa 1850 - 1910!
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