Skagit County Historical Museum
Skagit County Historical Museum (501 4th St., 360/466-3365, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sun., $2 adults, $1 seniors and kids ages 6–12, free for under 5, $5 for families) sits high on a hill, with a panoramic view from the observation deck across the fields and farms of Skagit Valley.
Inside are pioneer artifacts from the days of mining, logging, and fishing, along with historical photos, horse-drawn carriages, baskets, and even a moonshine still from the 1930s. Watch the video for a taste of local history, or stop by the gift shop for books and crafts. Hours are extended during the Tulip Festival.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition