Family Activities:

Longmire Museum


Longmire Museum

SR 706, Tahoma Woods, Star Route, Longmire, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA

Gateway to Mt. Rainier via the Nisqually entrance, Longmire is the first historic stop just 6.4 miles from the entrance to the park. Established as the park’s first headquarters in 1899, Longmire’s enclave of historic buildings features a tiny museum, the historic National Park Inn with a full-service restaurant, a small general store, and the Longmire Wilderness Information Center.

If kids need to stretch their legs, explore the Trail of the Shadows loop trail across the road from the Inn, where you’ll find an early homestead cabin and mineral springs. If you’re visiting in summer, however, consider bee-lining to Jackson Visitor Center to ensure a parking spot.

Longmire is open daily year-round, and makes a good stop if you’re traveling off-season or are here for winter snow play. The National Park Inn is also open year-round.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Really nothing to see


It’s fine for a quick “stop and look around”but don’t expect to spend much time as there really is let any thing to see or do. The rangers were friendly and more than willing to…
Good Park Intro

by MikeB1952

From the West, the first place you come to in Mt. Rainier National Park is Longmire. It is a series of buildings - both tourist and Park (maintenance, living quarters, etc.). We messed up in...