Nutcracker Museum

Bavarian Leavenworth, Washington

Groups are Welcome!


Groups will watch a 15 minute video giving a short history of the nutcrackers, then will participate in a hands on demonstration of unusual nutcrackers.   After that they will tour the museum which shows over 6,000 nutcrackers from over 40 countries, oldest one dates back to Roman times.  They will find nutcrackers of wood, metal, porcelain, and ivory, and they will be amazed at the creativity man has used throughout the centuries to open the hard shells.

All are familiar with the wooden toy soldier nutcrackers displayed at Christmas time, but they are in for a treat when they see figurals in the shape of a frog, owl, kangaroo, Scotty dog, dragon, elephant, or a man in the moon!

In addition to nutcrackers, there is a collection of nutting stones, some of which date back 4,000 to 8,000 years, and there are also collections of nut bowls, nutpicks, and fruit knives with a nutpick blade.


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Federal ID #91-2143303

A Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization


Contact Us

735 Front Street
P.O. Box 2212
Leavenworth, WA 98826

(509) 548-4573

Open 7 Days a Week
1:00PM - 5:00PM

Nutcracker Museum Mission Statement:

"To foster and encourage the interest of the general public of the importance of nuts in the diets of humans throughout history and in the evolution of the nutcracker. No other tool or collectible has shown such a wide diversity of material and design as the implements used to crack the hard shell of a nut"

Museum Admission:

Adults  - $5.00  (Ages 17 - 64yrs)
Seniors - $3.50  (Age 65yrs +)
Youth   - $2.00  (Ages 6 - 16yrs)
Child    - FREE   (Ages 0 - 5yrs)
Active Military - FREE (Spouse & Children Free with ID)