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The Anacortes Museum, Maritime Heritage Center and W.T. Preston exist to preserve and interpret the history of Fidalgo and Guemes Islands and to nurture in the community an awareness and appreciation of its heritage. 

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Anacortes Museum (1305 8th St.) open Tuesday - Sunday.

Following the current health guidelines, the Anacortes Museum has opened to visitors again. Look for our “Museum” open flag during our Tuesday – Sunday schedule (closed Monday) at the Carnegie Gallery at 1305 8th Street.

Masks are required for entry. Social distancing is encouraged.

Thank you for your patience – and welcome back!

Anacortes Museum open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.

The W.T. Preston and Maritime Heritage Center are closed November - March

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FEATURE ARTICLE: The Spanish Influenza outbreak of 1918

by Museum Curator Elaine Walker

Public Places Close 1918“With schools and businesses closed, nurses exhausted and many people caring for sick loved ones at home, it feels to us like the COVID-19 pandemic is historically unprecedented. However, Anacortes citizens faced an almost identical situation 100 years ago when the Spanish Influenza swept the world.”

So begins an in-depth article, Spanish Influenza in Anacortes, by our Curator of Collections, Elaine Walker, who put her reporter’s hat back on to research and write about these stories from Anacortes history. She has also assembled the original stories, found in online Anacortes American’s, which can be read in the original historic pages or in this chronological compilation, Spanish Influenza articles AA 1918-1920.  READ MORE…

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Our Museums

Anacortes Museum

Located in the historic Carnegie Library Building.


Hours 

Tuesday through Saturday
10 AM- 4 PM 

Sunday
1 PM- 4 PM

Anacortes Museum Carnegie in 2017

1305 8th Street, Anacortes WA 98221

360.293.1915

Free Admission


Anacortes Maritime Heritage Center


Located on the waterfront of downtown Anacortes.

Hours

Tuesday through Saturday

10 AM - 4 PM 

 

Maritime Heritage Center

703 R Avenue, next to the Great Northern Depot and the W.T. Preston.

360.299.4130

Free Admission  

W.T. Preston

Our National Landmark sternwheel steamboat. 


CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


Preston by Robert Geczi April 16, 2005

703 R Avenue, next to our Maritime Heritage Center

Tour Cost: $3-$5