Attractions

Park in San Juan Island

Lime Kiln Point State Park

Clinging to the island's rocky west coast, this beautiful park overlooks the deep Haro Strait and is reputedly one of the best places in the world to view whales from the shoreline. The word is out, however, so the …
Historic Site in San Juan Island

San Juan Island National Historical Park

Known more for their scenery than their history, the San Juans nonetheless hide one of the 19th century's oddest political confrontations, the so-called 'Pig War' between the USA and Britain. This curious standoff i…
Historic Site in San Juan Island

San Juan Island National Historical Park (English Camp)

English Camp, 9 miles northwest of Friday Harbor, contains the remains of British military facilities dating from the 1860s. A path from the parking area leads down to a handful of restored buildings that lie in an …
Historic Site in San Juan Island

San Juan Island National Historical Park (American Camp)

On the southern flank of the island, the American Camp hosts a small visitor center and is a good place to start your historical excursion. Among the remnants of an old fort are the officers' quarters and a laundres…
Museum in San Juan Island

Whale Museum

If you have time for only one sight, be sure to visit the excellent Whale Museum, a small but cleverly arranged space dedicated to the life of the orca (killer whale), which has become something of a San Juan Island…
Museum in San Juan Island

San Juan Historical Museum

In an 1890s farmhouse on the outskirts of Friday Harbor, the San Juan Historical Museum commemorates early pioneer life on San Juan Island. While the building itself is interesting for its vernacular architecture, t…
Museum in San Juan Island

San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Housed in the most swanky, modern building in town. Visit to see rotating exhibits featuring primarily Pacific Northwestern artists.
Viewpoint in San Juan Island

Cattle Point

At the south of the island, this is one of the best places to look for orcas from the shore.
Park in San Juan Island

San Juan County Park

Excellent park to view orcas from the shore on San Juan Island.
Park in San Juan Island

Westcott Bay Sculpture Park

Twenty acres of super-cool sculptures by various artists.