Touring the Museum
Every where you look you will see NUTCRACKERS...different styles of wooden
toy soldier nutcrackers, the name used for the colorful German figures of
Steinbach, Ulbricht, and the Erzgebirge makers.
You will see the
Betel cutters from Asia, the beautifully carved wooden figurals from Europe,
the precious ivory and porcelains, the silver that matched the Victorian
tableware, or the conventional utility type strong enough to conquer the
You will find hand-held metal nutcrackers in
beautiful designs as well as those more crudely crafted in blacksmith shops.
You will see beautifully carved ebony and boxwood figures, so
durable they have withstood hundreds of years. And nutting bowls...artifacts
found in the southeastern United States and Europe which date back thousands
There are different ways to crack a nut...direct pressure,
indirect pressure, screw, and percussion, and you will find them all in the
Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum. The creativity of man is vividly portrayed in
the many ways he used to crack a nut.
A lift has been added for the
handicapped, and the museum has been expanded to approximately 3,000 square
feet to show 6000 nutcrackers from the collection. You will be amazed at the
many different ways that a nut can be cracked!
735 Front Street
P.O. Box 2212
Leavenworth, WA 98826
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"
Adults - $5.00 (Ages 17 - 64yrs)
Seniors - $3.50
(Age 65yrs +)
Youth - $2.00 (Ages 6 - 16yrs)
Child - FREE (Ages 0 - 5yrs)
Families - FREE