Visitor Information

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency, the Bigelow House Museum will be closed until further notice. Thank you for your patience. For a video tour of the museum led by local historian Shanna Stevenson, visit our Gallery page. 

The Bigelow House Museum is unique in being furnished almost entirely with items originally owned by the Bigelow family. Each room tells its own story and is set in a different period of the three-generation occupancy of the house.

Our volunteers and staff are happy to offer guidance and answer questions free of charge on the many historical attractions in Olympia and the South Puget Sound area.

Hours

Interior tours are guided and take around 45 minutes. Please check our calendar page for our current schedule. Reservations are not required to tour the Bigelow House during regular hours. Tours are led by a team of dedicated volunteer docents. 

To schedule a tour of the Bigelow House Museum outside of normal opening hours, contact bigelowhousemuseum@gmail.com.  Requests for tours outside public hours will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine docent availability.

Please contact us ahead of time to make arrangements.

Admission

Our “Welcome Room” historical exhibit is open to visitors free of charge.  Guided interpretive tours of the house interior:

  • Members – Free
  • Adults – $5
  • Seniors and College Students – $4
  • Under 18 – $2
  • Family – $15 max

Payment may be made by cash or check on arrival, or by credit or debit card by selecting your admission category and then clicking on the Donate button below and select “Bigelow House Admission” as the reason. (If you are paying in advance, bring your receipt with you to verify payment)




Group Tours

Group and School Tours Available; email queries and requests to bigelowhousemuseum@gmail.com for rates and scheduling.

  • K-12 School Tours:      $1 per child.  
  • Regular rate for teachers/chaperones.

 

Address

Bigelow House Museum
918 Glass Ave NE
Olympia, WA  98506
Location Map

Bigelow House Museum is ADA compliant and accessible parking is available.  Contact us for more information.