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Skagit County Historical Museum

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Address: 501 Fourth St, La Conner, WA
Phone Number: 360-466-3365
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The artifacts and antiques are somewhat limited here, but they have interesting scheduled speakers who draw a good crowd of local folks. We all miss Mark (executive director) and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
brenda n
anacortes, wa
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anacortes, wa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The artifacts and antiques are somewhat limited here, but they have interesting scheduled speakers who draw a good crowd of local folks. We all miss Mark (executive director) and the time and great interest he put into this museum before he passed away in 2014.

Thank brenda n
Mount Vernon, Washington
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

My father was raised in this county, and when I took him to visit the museum, he recognized many of the pictures and articles on display. He especially enjoyed the old car and farming equipment. It is very nicely organized and we enjoyed the afternoon immensely. It is close to several fine restaurants in LaConner, so one could make a... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We were warned that there was a school visit, but we were welcome. The children were very good, and we could listen to the teachers and learn more from our visit. We heard the pianola played and the bell rung. It was very informative and we learned a lot about the hard lives of the settlers.

1 Thank Jackie H
Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Dont' waste your time at this place. You can visit antique stores for free just down the hill. Museum staff are surly and unhelpful. I found LaConner in general to be a very friendly place except for here. It was quite surprising that this quaint little friendly town could have such mean people in their museum.

Thank Scott29inSeattle
Old Saybrook, CT
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356 reviews
151 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Nostalgia reigns at this little museum. There are 2 wings and an art gallery, along with a small gift shop with some very nice and inexpensive items. As for the contents of the museum, you'll find everything from salt cellars to a Ford Model T. They must have gotten things from hoarders as there is so much packed in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a somewhat small but meaningful history of the local area. Unfortunately, one of the wings was closed when we were there, but the other two were an interesting and historically significant trip back through the history of the Skagit country. The helpful and pleasant docent was a major plus.

1 Thank Sungron
Puyallup, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Who would have thought that such a gem could be found at the top of a hill in a small town? From the thoughtfulness of the layout, to the artifacts and exhibits that could rival some of the best museums in the state, this museum is truly amazing. My husband and I left with huge smiles on our faces as... More 

1 Thank NEGould
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I go here every year for my birthday trip to La Conner. They always have a new exhibit featuring something special about the county. This year, they have an exhibit on mourning clothing, Victorian hair wreaths (woah!!) and medicine in Skagit County. Love it all!! Even the regular exhibits. It's so lovingly taken care of and detailed.

Thank Marianne s
Grapeview, Washington
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287 reviews
88 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Enjoyed visiting here overall. It has some nice displays of artifacts from the history of the area. Especially enjoyed the displays of an old general store and rooms from a typical family home of the era. Doesn't take too long to go through and see everything, even if you are one who likes to read most of the descriptions. Reasonable... More 

Thank Jim B
Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I think this was probably the best small museum I have ever been in. I loved seeing the clothing, horse buggies, and the things made of human hair. The view from the rear of the building was very worthwhile. We were all surprised by how much there was to see.

1 Thank Karen D

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