Port Townsend

Jefferson County Historical Museum

540 Water Street, Port Townsend


Displays exhibits and artwork reflecting the past and present of Port Townsend. Visit the Rothschild House and Commanding Officer’s Quarters.

Port Townsend Aero Museum

105 Airport Road, Port Townsend


A variety of antique and classic aircraft, artwork, books and various displays.

Port Townsend Marine Science Center

532 Battery Way

Port Townsend


An interactive natural history museum with hands-on aquarium features, plants, touch tanks and more.


Poulsbo Heritage Museum

19020 Front Street NE


Cultural heritage and daily life of early Poulsbo residents. Ongoing and rotating exhibits.

Poulsbo Marine Museum

19010 Front Street NE


Showcases the rich maritime history of Poulsbo with exhibits and interactive displays. Featuring exhibits on logging, salmon fishing, oyster farming and the mosquito fleet.

San Juan Islands

Lopez Island Historical Society and Museum

28 Washburn Place, Lopez Island


Alongside permanent First Islanders and Natural History displays, there are rotating exhibits on farming, fishing, place name origins and island communities. Features more than 200 Native stone, bone and antler artifacts from First Islander life.

Orcas Island Historical Museum

181 N Beach Road, Eastsound Village


Six original homestead cabins built during the 1870s and the 1890s were taken apart, moved, reconstructed and sited together to create the museum’s main facility. The museum contains Native American artifacts, photography, and skeletal remains from a family of 14,000-year-old Bison antiquus.

San Juan Islands Museum of Art

540 Spring Street, Friday Harbor


The SJIMA offers rotating exhibitions through three galleries, focusing on artists of northwestern states and southwestern Canada.

San Juan Historical Museum

323 & 405 Price Street, Friday Harbor


Honoring heritage and history, the museum gives visitors the opportunity to explore the grounds of the restored King farmhouse, original county jail and Scribner’s log cabin.

The Whale Museum

62 1st Street N, Friday Harbor


The Whale Museum, opened in 1979, was the first museum in the country devoted to whales living in the wild. Today, the museum continues to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.

Whidbey island

Island County Historical Society

908 NW Alexander Street, Coupeville


A museum that features local and regional history including ice age relics, mammoth remains, a fine Native American collection (with cedar dugout canoes), maritime, early settlers, and the first automobile on Whidbey Island (1902 Holsman auto buggy).

Langley Whale Center

105 Anthes Avenue, Langley


Learn about the whales and marine mammals of the Salish Sea. Southern resident and transient orcas, and Gray whales. Unique gift shop.

South Whidbey Historical Society Museum

312 Second Street, Langley


Focusing on the history of the south end of Whidbey Island, the museum also maintains the McLeod Cabin, an original log building and the Brooks Hill House with its photographs of early log structures.


Anacortes Museum

1305 8th Street, Anacortes


The museum houses a collection of hundreds of charts and maps, including railroad maps, town plat maps, nautical charts as well as fish trap maps, exhibits on local fishing and shipbuilding industries.

Maritime Heritage Center & W.T. Preston

703 R Avenue, Anacortes


Current exhibit on The Boys in the Boat focusing on Anacortes High School alumni Don Hume. Steamboat tours available on the P.T. Preston.

La Conner

Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA)

121 S First Street, La Conner


Located in the heart of La Conner this museum offers an exploration of art, diverse cultures and environment in the Northwest, with a series of rotating and permanent collections.

Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum

703 S Second Street, La Conner


Located in the historic Gaches mansion, this museum is a space dedicated to the display of textile work from local, national, and international quilters.

Skagit County Historical Museum

501 S 4th Street, La Conner


From parlors to plows, Native American baskets to Shirley Temple dolls, the museum galleries are overflowing with interesting and often unusual treasures of Skagit County’s vibrant past.


Children’s Museum of Skagit County

432 Fashion Way, Burlington


Educational exhibits and events provide kids of all ages with hands-on learning experiences, geared toward promoting an understanding of the arts, science and culture.

Heritage Flight Museum

15053 Crosswind Drive, Burlington


The Heritage Flight Museum displays military aircraft, models and memorabilia.


Mindport Exhibits

210 W Holly Street, Bellingham


A fixture in downtown Bellingham since 1995, Mindport is an interactive space where the intersections of art and science can be explored by all ages and abilities. Our unique environment fosters observation, delight, learning and play.

SPARK Museum of

 Electrical Invention

1312 Bay Street, Bellingham


Spark features interactive exhibits displaying the inventions and innovations that changed the course of human history. Come to the Megazapper Show to see 4.5 million volts of electricity light up the room.

Whatcom Museum

121 Prospect Street

Lightcatcher Space at 250 Flora Street, Bellingham


Located in downtown Bellingham, this museum displays more than 200,000 artifacts and artworks of regional importance.

The Marine Life Center

1801 Roeder Avenue, Bellingham


Part of the Northwest Discovery Project, the Marine Life Center introduces visitors to the marine flora and fauna of the Salish Sea


Historic Pioneer Village

2007 Cherry Street, Ferndale


Large collection of cedar slab cabins, guided tours and annual events.


Alaska Packers Association Cannery and Fishing Museum

9261 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine


Housed in an old cannery building, the museum focuses on the history of fishing and canning in Blaine.

Point Roberts

Point Roberts Historical Society’s History Center

1437 Gulf Road, Point Roberts


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Located in a WPA-built community center, the History Center highlights the rich and diverse history of this unique American exclave through videos and photographs, thoughtful displays and a wall-to-wall timeline.


White Rock Museum and Archives

14970 Marine Drive, White Rock


Located in the historic White Rock Train Station building on the beach, this museum offers rotating exhibitions and events for all ages to showcase local history.

Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society

12138 4th Avenue, Richmond


Located in the fishing village of Steveston, the largest commercial fishing port in Canada, this museum preserves, presents and promotes the history of Canada’s west coast fishing industry.

Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

5180 Westwater Drive, Steveston


A rare example of the type of village which once served the thriving fishing industry with its canneries, boatyards, stores, homes and its mix of cultures. A national historic site.

UBC Museum of Anthropology

6393 Marine Drive NW, Vancouver


Expected to reopen after renovations in June of 2024. The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is world-renowned for its totem pole collection, research and teaching.

Vancouver Maritime Museum

1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver


Since 1959, the Vancouver Maritime Museum Society has worked to preserve and tell the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest and Arctic.