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San Juan Historical Society and Museum

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Shiver me timbers

You say to a Dutch guy like me "Hey lets go to a museum". Usually I reply "Go away man I wanna... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands
The Story of San Juan Island.

A few blocks up Spring Street is a collection of buildings telling the story of San Juan... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
San Diego, California
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2 weeks ago
“Shiver me timbers”
Aug 2, 2017
“The Story of San Juan Island.”
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425 Price St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9809
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You say to a Dutch guy like me "Hey lets go to a museum". Usually I reply "Go away man I wanna smoke and watch blue channels". Not today though. Why ? I tell you why. This museum is not interesting to me but it...More

1  Thank kevbutnobacon
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

A few blocks up Spring Street is a collection of buildings telling the story of San Juan Island. Farm house, barn, long cabin and loft filled with wonderful treasures. Loved learning the history of this beautiful island.

Thank arkauca
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I've discover this place by accident, looking for a catholic church. Having only 90 minutes to explore the city, I had not much opportunities. But it looks like I've gone in the right direction. I saw the church and this museum. It was closed, but...More

Thank romanpiekosz
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Before arriving to the island, we hadn't heard much about this museum, but we were more than impressed after touring the collection. The museum houses innumerable artifacts from the islands and is a great rainy day stop. The staff is wonderful and very excited to...More

1  Thank adrianapallori
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is a bit off the beaten path on Price St, a right turn if you're heading up Spring St going north toward San Jan Valley. It is well worth the visit to check out the interesting and quaint displays.

Thank Bouviergirl1271985
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Cute and fun little area. Great place to host music in the park. There were fun historical things to look at and a grass field that worked perfectly for camping out with blankets and chairs.

Thank sarahnutmeg
Reviewed 26 June 2015

A bit off the beaten path, but worth seeking out if you enjoy history. Includes an old farmhouse, milk-house, carriage house, jail, barn (closed for renovation during our visit), and cabin/schoolroom. Learned a lot about early settlers and daily life on the island 100+ years...More

1  Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 16 June 2015

The fully furnished house, barn, and other buildings allow visitors to visualize how early islanders lived. The museum is currently constructing a new building to house interactive historical exhibits. This will make a visit to the museum even more interesting and engaging.

1  Thank coolcarm
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The staff member I spoke with was extremely knowledgeable about the island. I was doing some genealogy research and there were quite a files on local individuals and submissions of newspaper clippings. My husband doesn't care much about genealogy, but he said he found the...More

2  Thank Quiche55
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