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  • "On Christmas Day of 1864 in company with Mr. Billings and three or four others, I went fishing. As we went along in our canoe, we came opposite where Tacoma now stands. I raised on my feet and exclaimed ‘Eureka, Eureka’ and told my companions there was my claim."

    —Job Carr, 1887


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    A founding father of Tacoma, WA, Job Carr

    arrived in the region over 150 years ago.

    This replica Cabin Museum

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    "step inside and step back in time."

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  • Cabin Hours

    Open Wednesday thru Saturday

    October - May, 1:00 - 4:00pm

    June - September, 12noon - 4:00pm

    • Group tours are available by appointment.
    • Tours by appointment only in January.
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    Call the Cabin Office at 253-627-5405.

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    See and hear how visitors have fun with history at Job Carr Cabin Museum.

    2016 Pioneer Days

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    Tacoma's birthplace comes to life with our community's help.

    Our sponsors help the stories of Old Town and the Carr Family come to life through their generous donations.


    Empower the mission of Job Carr Cabin Museum!

    Become a sponsor today - a variety of sponsor levels are available.

    For more information, please call: 253-627-5405

    Patron Sponsor

    2017 Sponsors


    Douglas & Kathleen Dorr

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    Old Town History Walks

    Pioneer Days Festival

    Craft Saturdays

    Summer Storytime

    Eugene Brown

    "Eureka!" Breakfast

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