History Lives Here

History Lives Here events & specials run May 1 through May 31

Are you a history lover? There's so much history to experience in the San Juans during "History Lives Here" month. Guided walking tours, local history talks, and other special events will attract visitors and residents alike and portray the past as long-time islanders lived and remember it.

Watch for new events and specials here. To access specials, click a link and see the right side of the page for information.

History Lives Here Events:

Orcas Island

•  May 12 - Sept 30, Orcas Island Historical Museum Collection: Photos of Eastsound

•  May 19, Orcas Island Historical Museum - Shindig Auction

San Juan Island/Friday Harbor

•  April 28, Friends of Lime Kiln Society Lighthouse - Know Your Island Walk

•   Saturdays May 5 - 26, San Juan Island Farmers' Market at Historic Brickworks Plaza

•  May 9, KWIAHT with Ecologist Russel Barsh

•   May 12, Friday Harbor Labs Open House

•  May 23, Genealogy and Local History: Research Soulmates

•  May 26 - 27, San Juan Island National Historical Park, Two Historical Hiking Tours

•  May 28, Traditional Memorial Day Parade

• May 31, Simplify Local History Research


Historic Lodging Properties

If you want to experience island history first hand, stay in one of these historic properties:

San Juan Island/Friday Harbor

•  May 1 - 24, Bird Rock Hotel - May Sneak Away

•   May 1 - 24, Earthbox Inn & Spa - Start Summer Early & Save

•   May 1 -24, Tucker House Inn - Happy 120th Birthday Tucker House Inn

•   May 1 - 31, Driftwood Farm Cottage - A Piece of Pig War History

•  May 1 - 31, Etta's Place Suites - History Lives Here Special


History Lives Here Dining Specials:

San Juan Island

•  May 1 - 31, Cynthia’s Bistro - Garden to Restaurant in Historic 1920s Cottage

•  May 1 - 31, Duck Soup - Mention our “Historic” Location & Receive 10% Discount

Orcas Island

• May 8, Inn at Ship Bay Restaurant - Wine Dinner with Chloe' Wines


Rosario Resort, Orcas Island, Washington

Experience History

Stay in a hotel with history, or a quaint bed & breakfast inn with a story to tell. Take a look at our lodging options to find your favorite.