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Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum

317 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2620
+1 206-748-9991
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Excellent history of Seattle PD

Jim Ritter was an awesome host! He was so full of information and it made our tour superb. As a... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
SQCASTAWAYS
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Port Angeles, Washington
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Seattle Police Museum

A tour is by appointment only and the founder of the museum Jim Riitter (serving Seattle Police... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
352lynnej
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Visitors learn about the vast transitions in law enforcement since the early 1860s through historical displays, hands-on exhibits and interactive learning areas.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Aug 18, 2017
“Excellent history of Seattle PD”
Jul 25, 2016
“Seattle Police Museum”
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317 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2620
Downtown
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+1 206-748-9991
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Jim Ritter was an awesome host! He was so full of information and it made our tour superb. As a retired officer myself from another state, I was more than impressed! Thank you Jim for making our tour memorable!

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Reviewed July 26, 2016

A tour is by appointment only and the founder of the museum Jim Riitter (serving Seattle Police Officer) gave us a guided tour and a complete history which was excellent. if you have an interest in this subject it is a definite must do in...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2016

This is a great overview of law enforcement in Seattle from the rowdy gold rush days to present. The displays are comprehensive and well organized. The gentleman at the desk was quick to answer questions. If it relates to police work in the Seattle area,...More

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Reviewed January 19, 2016

Located in Pioneer Square, we enjoyed this museum. Exhibits are easy to see. Photos are allowed. The lady working there was informative and friendly. This museum has a little bit of everything, includes the wild west past of the city. Note, that the neighborhood is...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2015

I had read about this museum online and it seemed like a nice place to check out and it would not be too expensive or take up too much time. One review say about 30 minutes or more is ok. I arrived here at 3:30pm...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Filled with interesting facts and displays regarding local history. Nearby the Amtrak King Street Station. They also offer a limited assortment of merchandise to purchase; as a reminder of your visit or a gift for others to let them know where you have been and...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great little museum to fill in 30 - 60 minutes if you are in the Pioneer Square neighbourhood. Particularly relevant to members of the "police family", both internationally or national. Contains a collection of police badges from across the USA and Europe. Equipment, uniforms and...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2015

we had the museum to ourselves when we visited. So many articles which came from individuals and groups. Extraordinary to see how relatively recent the organised police force in Seattle was.

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Reviewed October 2, 2014

We visited this superb little Musuem while in Seattle on holiday this summer. The entrance fee was so small to be almost irrelevant. The history of the Seattle PD and Sheriffs Dept are laid out in chronological order with artefacts from across the ages. Well...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

It was only $4 per adult & is a self guided tour through Seattle's police history. There had a great collection of patches, call boxes, photos, uniforms, first women on the department, etc. they also had uniforms & hats you could put on, great photo...More

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