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Great Museum for Local History

There is so much packed into this small museum! Don't miss it if you enjoy learning about the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SteveAndSueFromCA
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Los Angeles, California
Great view of early Americana tools and Native artifacts

A small but nice diaplay of many early americana tools with downstairs displays of Native Indian... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
DBHx
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Kirkland, Washington
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986 N Alexander St, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much packed into this small museum! Don't miss it if you enjoy learning about the local area's rich history.

Thank SteveAndSueFromCA
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

A small but nice diaplay of many early americana tools with downstairs displays of Native Indian canoes, baskets, art and collection of mammoth bones/fossils and a very old whidby island fossilized tree. Outside is an historic block house showing much of the hand-hewn logs and...More

Thank DBHx
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

This local museum is a true find. Very well done exhibiting Wooly Mammoths, Native Americans, early Military and area pioneers. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Coupeville and Island County have a lot of interesting history and it can be appreciated here. It's easily accessible and worth a couple of hours to visit.

Thank bikerbear2017
Reviewed September 14, 2016

There used to be several block houses built on Whidbey Island to protect early settlers from less friendly Indian raiding parties. The one in Coupeville has been restored and also has some restored long Indian canoes. This is a good history stop while traveling the...More

Thank caribcruiser2015
Reviewed August 26, 2016

Very good repository of historical facts and actual items used in the early days of the area. Makes you appreciate how well we have it today. Very knowledgable staff to answer questions.

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed July 27, 2016

It is always interesting to see what life was like in the past. It makes one ponder if you would survive. The exhibits here give great incite into past times. Great place for family visit. It is just the right size for absorbing information.

Thank SanJan1939
Reviewed July 12, 2016

.The Island County Historical Museum is located in Coupeville,WA. It is well organized and very interesting. There is a 30 minute film that is well worth watching that tells the history of the island's first settlers. The museum is a great starting point for a...More

Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed July 4, 2016

We spoke to a very nice and knowledgeable woman. She was friendly and full of information. They had lots of flyers for local points of interest.

Thank lms1950
Reviewed June 29, 2016

If you want to learn about Whidbey Island, this is THE place to go! The displays change periodically and cover a wide range of knowledge. It's only $3 admission (a good price, especially for keeping it open to the public.

Thank TonyMinich
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