The Cabin's Story
Job Carr Cabin Museum
is bringing Tacoma's birthplace to life
through interactive learning
for elementary students and our community.
The Job Carr Cabin Museum is a replica of Tacoma's first permanent non-Native residence. It was built in 2000 about a block away from the original site of Job’s frontier home.
Entering the Cabin, one steps back in time to see the living space much as it would have been in the late 19th-century. Docents greet you and share stories about Job and his family, and others who soon joined them to make Tacoma a bustling town.
Visitors can learn why those early settlers came here, how they lived, what industries put Tacoma on the map, and much more. The Cabin is a "pay as you can" museum; there is no admission cost. Donations make it possible to provide our programs to anyone who wants to learn about Tacoma's unique history.
The Cabin is open Wednesday - Saturday afternoons.
Group tours are available by appointment.
October - May, 1:00 - 4:00pm
June - September, 12noon - 4:00pm
(Annual closure in January)
Locate the Cabin
Have a question or want to schedule your visit? Call the Cabin Office at 253-627-5405.
2015 Patron Sponsors
Tacoma's birthplace comes to life with our community's help. These "Patron" sponsors make the stories of Old Town and the Carr Family come to life through their generous donations.
Be a part of the fun! Become a sponsor today - a variety of sponsor levels are available.