Island Experience

Passport into History

Visit our three island history museums for a chance to win!

Embark on an exploration of the fascinating history of the San Juan Islands!

Learn about the Coast Salish people, the earliest European settlers, The Pig War, the history of agriculture, logging, smuggling and more. Visit at least one historical museum on each of the three islandsLopez, Orcas and San Juanand get your Passport into History stamped for a chance to win a prize package from the museum of your choice. Check out their website at

Here are some of the fascinating historical artifacts you can see:

Orcas Island Historical MuseumThe intact skull and partial bone remains of a 14,000 year old Bison Antiquus.

San Juan Historical Museum—An interactive exhibit on the history of limestone mining in the islands.

Lopez Island Historical Museum­—More than 200 stone, bone and antler Native artifacts used by the first islanders.

Passport into History, San Juan Islands Historical Museums