Kent Historical Museum

Nancy Simpson, City of Kent Landmarks Commissioner and Kent Museum President
855 E Smith St, Kent, WA 98030


Hours: Thursday - Saturday



Kent History

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Historical Kent

The city of Kent, located 15 miles southeast of Seattle, was home to some of the earliest white settlers in King County, and was the first city in King County to incorporate outside of Seattle. Originally an agricultural community, it has since developed into an industrial center.

Early Human Habitation and the Oceola Mudflow
Indian Wars
Back to the Valley
Rails and Travails
The Hop Crop Stops
Milk and Money
Meet the Producer
The Good Time End
Dam Transformation
Fly Me to the Moon