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The Anacortes Museum is located at 1305 8th Street - Phone (360) 293-1915
Open Tuesday through Sunday (and closed Monday)
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.

More than 20,000 photographs from the Anacortes Museum are now online!

Interact with Anacortes history!
Browse random images or try a keyword search. Find a cool photo and email the link to a friend. Now it is much easier to find out about Anacortes history, to order photographs from the Anacortes Museum, and for the community to assist museum staff by adding to the descriptions that tell the story of Anacortes.


A new tool for education!
We are excited to introduce this new tool for education, genealogy and historical research to our community. It is the culmination of years of work by museum staff, who have been inputting museum donations, including the Wallie Funk Collection, so that they are now more accessible to all.

Visit the Anacortes Museum – it’s FREE!
No admission is charged at our Carnegie Gallery or our Maritime Heritage Center, and the charge for tours of the W.T. Preston steamboat is minimal.

Founded in 1958 and established at the Carnegie Library building in 1968, the Museum is a department of the City of Anacortes. In 1983, following a successful bid, the City acquired the National Historic Landmark vessel, the W.T. Preston, as part of the Anacortes Museum. In 2005, the Maritime Heritage Center opened to interpret the history of the W.T. Preston and the two boats that preceded it.

Anacortes Museum Carnegie 2017The Anacortes Museum is located at 1305 8th Street

Open Tuesday-Sunday (closed Monday)
Tuesday - Saturday:
10 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 1pm - 4pm

FREE Admission!
Visit the historic Carnegie Library Building, home to the Anacortes Museum.

Preston by Robert Geczi 04-16-2005

The W.T. Preston sternwheel steamboat is located at 703 R Avenue, next to our Maritime Heritage Center

SUMMER Hours (June-August):
Open Tuesday-Sunday (closed Monday)
Tuesday - Saturday:
10 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 11 am- 4 pm


FREE Admission at our Maritime Heritage Center. Tour the historic W.T. Preston for $3 to $5.

Maritime Heritage Center

A maritime museum on the waterfront of historic downtown Anacortes.

Located at 703 R Avenue next to the Great Northern Depot and astern of the W.T. Preston.

Open Tuesday-Sunday (closed Monday)
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm


Anacortes Museum
1305 8th St
Former Carnegie Library building
Mailing Address: 1305 8th St Anacortes WA 98221
Museum Telephone: (360) 293-1915