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Historical Museum

Located in La Conner

"Come to the top of the hill for a spectacular view of Skagit County history"


Educational Programs Skagit County Historical Museum

Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 situation, the Museum will not be hosting any school tours or Pioneer Days until 2021.  If you would like to discuss scheduling for spring of 2021, please email tricias@co.skagit.wa.us.

Check out our THREE Education Programs!

The Skagit County Historical Museum offers a variety of educational opportunities for school age students. Curriculum-based and in align with state educational requirements, students discover the history of Skagit County from Native American settlement to the turn of the century. | Download the brochure


Tours are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting as early as 9:30 a.m. throughout the school year.

Cost: $3.00 per student; teachers and chaperones are free
One adult per every 6-8 students depending on age, please!

Free parking.

To book a tour or special program contact:
the Museum at 360-466-3365 (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) or by email at museum@co.skagit.wa.us

Tour Reservation Form

Scholarships are available for either admission OR transportation.  See application form for more information.  Scholarships are made available in part by a generous grant from the Skagit Community Foundation.


SKAGIT GENERAL TOUR | Tour Reservation Form
Time: 2 hours
Complete tour of Museum.  Includes history of the County: Native Americans, transportation, early industries, and family and settler life between 1860 and 1920.  Join us for a two-hour guided tour of our museum. Our docents can tailor the tour to fit your special interests. Tours are $3 per student, free for teachers and chaperones. These tours can be adjusted to meet your grade level curriculum requirement, or the special needs of your students.

: First Peoples & early industries.

: home life of early settlers, early schools
and lost cities of Skagit County.

: rotating Featured Exhibits.Teachers may choose between having their students view the
Featured Exhibit on display at the time of their tour or participating
in two of the following hands-on projects:

Life Cycle of Salmon bracelets:  Students learn about the life cycle of the salmon while assembling a bead bracelet.

Native American mask making: 
Students learn about Native American masks, how Native Americans made colors and dyes while making their own masks.

: Students learn about sheep and wool while they weave bookmarks.

Bottoms Up:
Students make paper dugout canoes and learn about the importance of canoes in the Native American culture.

We’re excited to loan you a trunk full of resources for you and your students to enjoy. Each one includes artifacts, teacher’s manuals, curriculum, craft ideas, and photos. History trunks are a great teaching tool and can be reserved with or without a SCHM staff/volunteer presenter. They are also an excellent pre- or post-tour enhancement.

Reservations are one-week minimum with a $50 refundable deposit required.

Choose from the following:

  • Early School Days
  • Cedar, Stone & Bone

Share a fun filled day of pioneer-life workshops, games, and craft stations held at our recently renovated Skagit City School. Note: we book at least 4 weeks in advance to ensure available space, supplies and staff. Pioneer Days are $5 per student, free for teachers and chaperones.


Scholarships are currently available for Skagit County public schools for one event per school year per class. Choose between admission fees or transportation to/from the Museum.