From the 1950’s to the 1970’s Forks was the self-proclaimed “Logging Capital of the World”, and the Forks Timber Museum was established in 1984 to preserve and document this rich logging history, plus the pioneer history of early homesteaders in the Olympic Peninsula wilderness. Logging is still a significant part of the Forks economy, but tourism to the Olympic National Park and the recent Twilight phenomenon attracts visitors from all over the world, and the museum offers these visitors more than a history of logging. It is a convenient rest stop in the middle of a remote 160 mile stretch of hwy 101. There is ample parking, including for RVs, public WiFi, and several picnic tables on the museum grounds. The museum has an easy 15-20 minute hiking loop that is a mini rain forest experience, and for the more adventuresome, nearly 20 miles of trails on the hills behind the museum.

There’s lots to see and do!

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We’re open daily! Enjoy indoor and outdoor exhibits, picnic area, trails, and more!

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  • June-September: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays 11am-4pm
  • October-May: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sundays 11am-4pm
  • $5.00 ADMISSION: Kids 12 and under & Active Military/Veterans FREE
  • Our Location: We’re in charming Forks, WA – Get Directions!