Port Gamble, Washington: Of Sea and Shore Museum

One of the largest displays of shells in the world -- and it's on the second floor of a general store.

Port Gamble General Store

Address:
32400 NE Rainier Ave., Port Gamble, WA
Directions:
On the second floor of the General Store in Port Gamble. It's the last building on the right before you can't drive any further north.
Hours:
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
360-297-7636
Admission:
Free
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Sea shell collection.

Port Gamble General Store and Shell Collection

This is a general store turned into a store with a restaurant and town history museum downstairs. Upstairs, for free, is the world's largest seashell collection. Free to the public. A must stop.

[Yondering, 05/25/2014]

Of Sea and Shore Museum.

Of Sea and Shore Museum

The museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of mollusks, and features one of the largest displays of shells in the world. It started as a high school biology project and has continued to grow over the past 40 years with a collection representing 40 different countries.

[Doug, 05/28/2013]

The humble, everyday mollusk deserves its moment of fame, although we prefer celebrity shells such as this.

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