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.
We are happy to schedule an appointment for your visit at the Anacortes Museum's Carnegie Gallery and Maritime Heritage Center for individuals and one "bubble" at-a-time groups. Available visit hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM (and Sunday from 1 to 4 PM at the Carnegie Gallery only).
If you would like to reserve a visitation slot at one of our museums during our Phase 2 limited reopening, please phone (360) 293-1915 during our open hours to arrange your visit with staff. Visits will be limited to 25 minutes if other visitors are waiting or scheduled. The W.T. Preston will continue to be closed for the season. More information on our Phase 2 reopening, current exhibits, and remote access of museum resources may be found on our website.
FEATURE ARTICLE: The Spanish Influenza outbreak of 1918
by Museum Curator Elaine Walker
“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.”