The Orcas Island Historical Museum, Orcas Island

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The Orcas Island Historical Museum is located in Orcas Island. To visit The Orcas Island Historical Museum on your holiday in Orcas Island, and find out what else Orcas Island has to offer, use our Orcas Island holiday website .
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  • We had to select an alternate Programme as our whale watching tour got cancelled - be aware of bookings after mid of October. So the museum was a welcome alternative. Nice idea of setting it up in 6 c...  more »
  • This is a small museum that has tried to preserve the history of Orcas Island from the start of the homesteading that happened on the island. They have put together different homesteaded cabins and tu...  more »
  • Very interesting displays and artifacts. Unique putting five homestead cabins together and covering them all with a permanent ròof. We spent ober an hour just browsing. The host was helpful too.  more »
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  • Taking into account the fact that Orcas Island's museum is on an island that relies heavily on tourism, this facility deserves much praise. It is interesting, and anybody with an interest in Washington State/San Juan Islands history should enjoy their visit here.
  • Great museum to learn about local history. Well kept and interesting exhibits. Takes about 15-20 minutes to go through.
  • Great quick and Rich experience of pioneer life
  • Small fun little stop will in East Sound down town.
  • Thank you for keeping these artifacts around. The history in this museum is well-worth the $5 admission. This is a blast into the past 120 years of history as Westerners learned to live in the rugged Northwest, essentially building civilization in parallel with the world.

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