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Skagit County Historical Museum

501 Fourth St, La Conner, WA
360-466-3365
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Ranked #7 of 17 attractions in La Conner
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 8, 2014
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Grapeview, Washington
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163 reviews 163 reviews
53 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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

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Santa Rosa, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Really nice collection of artifacts and photos from pioneer days, lots from the 19th century. The building itself is an ugly concrete bunker isolated on a cul-de-sac. We were the only visitors on a day when the downtown was full of shoppers. It's worth seeking out.

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Bellingham, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

What a great little Museum, so much to see in this place,. The people working their are so helpful and the view is increditable. .

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Vancouver, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

For a small county museum this is extremely nice. Older exhibits, but all of well presented and described local artifacts, photos, and a display of the work of Skagit county's premier architect. WALK up to the museum, then you can have a bigger lunch at one of the fine restaurants down the hill.

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Chilliwack
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We enjoyed all the artifacts and also the great view from the balcony overlooking La Connor right to the ocean. Great staff which were very helpful with the question we asked. Thank you

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The museum and how it is set up feels pretty dated. Which was OK as that lent charm to the extremely dated displays. Beautiful view off the back of the museum. Spooky doll display. I liked it and felt that my $5/person fee was worth it.

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Vancouver
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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

On a rainy day, this was a great place to spend time and learn about the history of the Skagit Valley. The displays are well organized and provide a fascinating glimpse into the past in this charming town. The displays could benefit by more emphasis on the role of the indigenous peoples in the history of the area.

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Sequim
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The Museum was nicely decorated for Christmas. There were lots of interesting items and displays to view, with a good cross-section of period correct historical pieces. The only drawback was some items lacked any information on what they were used for or even what their name was.

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Seattle, WA
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Well worth the $4 fee. Lots of interesting artifacts on life around 1900 and they have several fake rooms set up from the period - my favorites were the kitchen and the general store. Takes about an hour to go through. I think they advertise a native American section but that part is very small.

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