Island County Historical Society Museum

The island's most comprehensive museum has plenty of local historical testimonies showcased in meticulous and well-presented display cases. Also on offer are self-guided walking-tour maps of Coupeville's vintage homes. The helpful staff can also enlighten you on the highlights of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve.

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