National Hat Museum

1928 SE Ladd Ave Portland

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National Hat Museum

Have you ever heard that the way you look and dress reflects who you are? The colors, the patterns, the designs on your clothes say a lot about your mood and how you feel. It might not define you, but reveal something about your personality. Well, accessories have a lot to do with this, especially hats because they could have different meanings. When you get to graduate, you get to wear a hat. When you go to a baseball game, you get to wear a hat.

Hats are not always accessories to protect us from the sun or from the cold, they have specific meanings according to the age and the culture. Well, this is exactly what inspired Kyle Maki to open a National Hat Museum in Portland. She chose a collection of hats that showcases the history behind these beautiful accessories.

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This place is designed to host tours of 5 people at the same time. It is important to make a reservation online to save your spot. Just remember that the tour has a length of 90 minutes that will give you the chance to visit the largest hat museum. For a $35 fee, you will have an experience that will start since the moment the guide (wearing an early 1900's attire) greets you. This person will walk you through a chronological excursion that will show you the hats that men and women wore over the last 200 years. The collection has about 2000 hats that represent different eras and that are unique because of their colors, patterns, material, decorations, and shapes.

Make your reservation here.
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