Museums are a great way to learn about an area, whether you grew up there or are just visiting. Skagit County has several amazing museums – some are in historic buildings that are a piece of history themselves! Check out these museums in Skagit County to get a feel for the past.
Skagit County Historical Museum
501 S 4th Street, La Conner
The Skagit County Historical Museum in La Conner is a great place to start for a broad history of the county. They have a Skagit Legacy exhibit filled with early life experiences. They also have featured exhibits that change, so there is always something new to discover if visiting for a second or third time.
Children’s Museum of Skagit County
432 Fashion Way, Burlington
At most museums, kids have a hard time because they are not allowed to touch anything or interact with the displays. The Children’s Museum of Skagit County is the perfect place to take your young ones, where they can move, explore and learn through doing with fun exhibits. The museum features STEM activities, climbing structures, art room, reading room, sensory areas and more!
Museum of Northwest Art
121 South First Street, La Conner
The Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner works to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit art created in the Pacific Northwest. The collections and exhibits have a wide range of art that extends from artists in Alaska all the way to California, and everywhere in between, including Canada. If you love art, it’s definitely worth a visit.
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum
703 South Second Street, La Conner
Do you love fabrics and fiber? A stop at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fibers Arts Museum in La Conner is a must then. Their exhibits honor fiber arts from a range of cultures throughout the Pacific Northwest’s history. From past methods to modern conveniences, they showcase them all. It’s quite incredible to see what people achieved with early tools and where we are today. They also offer workshops, lectures and put on an annual festival that highlights all things fiber and quilting in the Skagit area.
725 Murdock Street, Sedro-Woolley
Next time you are in Sedro-Woolley, check out the Sedro-Woolley Museum. Exhibits highlight the special part the area played in the history of the Pacific Northwest, from indigenous people who left their mark to the logging industry. They have exhibits on the founders of the city as well. They are constantly adding and changing up exhibits, so there is always something to discover on your first or tenth trip.
Heritage Flight Museum
15053 Crosswind Drive, Burlington
If you or your child looks to the skies often, the Heritage Flight Museum will captivate you. Their collection of aircraft, vehicles and exhibits highlights military aviation and spaceflight and our area’s involvement. Annual events such as fly days where you can see them fly historic aircraft are don’t-miss experiences. You can also have your private event held at the museum. Contact them for more information.
904 6th Street, Anacortes
The Anacortes Museum is a great place to start your exploration of this cute seaside town. It has rotating exhibits that explore the area’s rich history, shaped by the port that still stands today. Be captivated by photos and items from days past. The museum also does annual events that are worth checking out when planning a trip. Or if you live in the area, you may want to join the history club! They also have a collection of online exhibits, if you want to browse before visiting.