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Bigelow House Museum and Neighborhood

Olympia's oldest surviving home and one of the oldest homes still standing in the Pacific Northwest, the Bigelow House was built by pioneer lawyer Daniel R. Bigelow sometime before 1860. Its Gothic Revival style was one of the most popular American architectural fashions of the day. The earliest part of the house rests on a foundation of whole cedar logs that were hardened by fire to protect against rotting.

The historic Bigelow House, still occupied today by members of the Bigelow family, was purchased in 1994 by the Bigelow House Preservation Association and carefully restored. It contains an unusual collection of original family furnishings.

The house is listed on both the National and Washington State Registers of Historic Places, as well as on the Olympia Heritage Register. The ground floor of the house is open on weekends from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., and to groups by appointment on Thursday and Friday afternoons.

A tour map is available.

Location: 918 Glass Ave NE, Olympia Washington 98506 Telephone 360-753-1215

Other History nearby:
Aberdeen Historical Museum
Aberdeen Historical Whorehouse Society
Arnold Polson Park and Museum
Bigelow House Museum and Neighborhood
(Black Diamond)
Black Diamond Historical Museum
Buckley Foothills Historical Society Mus

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