Visit and Explore your local history museums in your own backyard!

This summer its easy to make several days of visiting the many local museums in Snohomish County!  The variety of the ways history is being made alive will impress you.  Bring your questions and your family to learn about the history of your community and the surrounding ones. Download a copy of the Snohomish County Sesquicentennial map and explore.

Snohomish County Map

Snohomish County Historical And Cultural Sites

For a city and suburban history – start with Heritage Park  in Lynnwood.  It is great for story about a previous generation’s promotion of farming for its logged off lands at the Alderwood Manor Demonstration Farm - history repeating itself.  The park also is home to Interurban history and the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society for your Genealogical Research!

If you want to stay close to Seattle, take the time to visit the Edmonds historic Carnegie Library, now the museum on your visit to their summer market!  Later on try the unique and nearby Mukilteo Light Station!

For a day trip to the mountains - try Granite Fall Historical Museum which includes touring the Mt. Loop Highway on your way to Darrington‘s beautiful mountain views and hiking. Learn about the area and pick up our audiovisual tour of the Mt. Loop for your phone or laptop.  While you are there, if you are interested in mining history and a great hike, contact the Monte Cristo Preservation Association .

In Arlington, try the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum on a Sunday, Wednesday or Saturday from 1-4 and then take the Pioneer Highway to Stanwood and tour the waterways and resorts of Port Susan and Saratoga Passage in their museum along with their 1890s D. O. Pearson House.

Don’t wait for the fair to check out the Western Heritage Center in Monroe and the Monroe history museum – two different but great places with lots of history in the middle of the County!  And if you are heading over Highway 2 – check out the very special Index Museum and the Skykomish Walking Tour!

Downtown Marysville, Snohomish (the Blackman Museum open Sundays) and Lake Stevens (next to the library) also have special features of their history to share.  Information is available at the highlighted links!

Visit and support these treasured organizations which are preserving our community histories – and if you have time, join and help with the activities.  They are all volunteer owned and operated.  For more information on other heritage – related museums, see also the Snohomish County Tourism site .