Anacortes Museum

Northwestern Washington & the San Juan Islands

This museum in the historic Carnegie Library Building has a large collection of photos showcasing the area's past and maritime history.

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1. Maritime Heritage Center

0.39 MILES

The maritime museum contains the restored hulk of the WT Preston snagboat, the last sternwheeler that operated on Puget Sound between 1929 and 1981,…

2. Washington Park

3.86 MILES

For prime picnic spots and attractive ocean-side hiking and biking trails, make your way over to Washington Park just west of the ferry terminal.

4. Deception Pass State Park

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Deception Pass State Park straddles the eponymous steep-sided water chasm that flows between Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands, and incorporates lakes, islands,…

5. Museum of Northwest Art

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This worthwhile art gallery has a large collection of paintings by the influential Northwest Mystics, a loosely related group of regional artists such as…

6. Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum

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7. Skagit County Historical Museum

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Perched atop a hill high above Skagit Bay and the surrounding farmlands, this fortress-like museum presents indigenous crafts, dolls, vintage kitchen…

8. Watmough Head

11.1 MILES

This scenic area at the island's southeastern extremity holds three trails, the best being the under-a-quarter-mile stroll to Watmough Bay, a stunning arc…