About PHS

The Poulsbo Historical Society’s motto is
“Bringing the past to life.”

Founded in 1991 with the mission to record, preserve, and exhibit the history and culture of Poulsbo and the North Kitsap area.

Poulsbo Maritime Museum
19010 Front Street NE in historic downtown Poulsbo
Daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Poulsbo Maritime Museum showcases the rich maritime history of Poulsbo and North Kitsap. Through imaginative exhibits and interactive displays, the museum invites guests to explore the amazingly diverse history.

  • Families traveling dock to dock taking farm products to market in Seattle
  • Home-porting of Alaska codfish fleets
  • Tour ships and paddle boards of today

Poulsbo Historical Society has partnered with the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce and the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association to incorporate a Visitors Center into the facility.

Heritage Hall
200 Moe Street NE in Poulsbo City Hall
Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This museum captures the cultural heritage and the daily lives of early Poulsbo’s families. Changing exhibits provide visitors a reason to return again and again to glimpse the many facets of life in the evolution of Poulsbo from its early beginnings to the lively community it now is.

Heritage Hall features an extensive research library and the central office of the Poulsbo Historical Society.

Martinson Cabin
Nelson Park, 317 NW Lindvig Way in Poulsbo
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Built in the late 1800s by the Martinson family, this cabin was moved to its present location in 2006 to preserve this important historical landmark and to give residents and visitors the opportunity to experience the lifestyle of early Poulsbo pioneers. Tools, transportation, laundry – nearly every aspect of daily living is displayed to awaken the guest’s imagination to the life of early Poulsbo pioneers.

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