Job Carr Cabin Museum is a cherished community resource - If you've never visited the Cabin, we invite you to "step inside and step back in time."
Open Wednesday - Saturday
October - May, 1:00 to 4:00pm
June - September, 12noon to 4:00pm
At Job Carr Cabin Museum, we are bringing Tacoma's birthplace to life through interactive learning for elementary students and our community.
Stepping inside 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 from the start, and much more.
Who was Job Carr? A pioneer, a visionary, a man of strong convictions and remarkable energy...
Job was 51 when he arrived on the shores of Puget Sound's Commencement Bay! Within a few short months, he had staked his claim on 160+ acres of prime forested land and built the first permanent residence on the eventual town site of Tacoma, Washington.
Recognized as Tacoma's first permanent non-Native resident, Job became Tacoma's first Postmaster and Mayor... (read more)
Supporting the Cabin
Our volunteers are an important part of the Cabin family. They assist Cabin staff as docents and field trip assistants, help keep the Cabin maintained, and help our special events flow smoothly.
Job Carr Cabin Museum is inside the log cabin on your left in Old Town Park,
2-1/2 blocks past the first stop light.
Job Carr Cabin Museum
is located in Old Town Park at
2350 North 30th Street
Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 7609
Tacoma, Washington 98417
Mary Bowlby, Executive Director
Holly Stewart, Program Manager