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Upcoming Events:

March 2017 new at museum presentation


“Anacortes at 125” exhibit at Carnegie Gallery


     This exhibit details the city’s history from its boom days to today, as viewed through the lens of the city departments that have provided its citizens with both essential services (think water, streets, police and fire suppression) and enhancements to their quality of life (such as a library, museum, and parks and recreation).

     The “Anacortes at 125” exhibit complements the recent publication by the Anacortes  Museum of Wallie Funk’s “Pictures of the Past: Celebrating 125 Years of Anacortes History.”


Will re-open on weekends in April 2017: EXPLORE ANACORTES WATERFRONT HISTORY at the Maritime Heritage Center & our National Landmark - the W.T. Preston 

     New artifacts and vintage movies from along the waterfront have been added to the Maritime Heritage Center exhibit, including mural-size photographs of cannery row and mill row views from 100 years ago plus the six-foot wooden wheel and telegraph of the ferry Vashon. The exhibit provides an overview of shoreline activities, including boat building, mills and canneries, commercial and recreational boating and shipping and transportation over the seas. Admission to this exhibit is free, while guided tours of the W.T. Preston require a ticket ranging from $3 to $5.

     The Anacortes Maritime Heritage Center and W.T. Preston, our National Historic Landmark steamboat, are located on the Anacortes waterfront at 703 R Avenue.



Anacortes Museum – 1305 8th Street, Anacortes, WA  98221 – (360) 293-1915