Gig Harbor is just across the spectacular Tacoma Narrows Bridge from Tacoma and offers the perfect place to start your adventures on the Kitsap Peninsula. Its strong Scandinavian and Croatian heritage has influenced its nautical lifestyle and fishing-village character. This sophisticated city offers a wide array of shops, creative boutiques, art galleries and waterfront restaurants. Enjoy monthly art walks, live theater, community events and farmers markets, including the new Waterfront Farmers Market open 3-7 p.m. each Thursday through Aug. 31. The Gig Harbor Guide link below gives you a comprehensive list of places to dine, things to see, events and more.
The Harbor History Museum collects, preserves and shares the rich history of the Gig Harbor community. The museum provides an informative permanent exhibit, a special exhibition gallery, school programming as well as an extensive artifact and archival collections to share with visitors.