History Lives Here

Calling all history lovers!


History Lives Here: May 1 through May 31

Experience the rich history of 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, and learn about the history of tourism in the San Juan Islands through these History Link essays!

History Lives Here Events:

San Juan Island/Friday Harbor

•  Saturdays, San Juan Island Farmers' Market at Historic Brickworks Plaza

•  May 1 - 31, Marjorie Walker: Artist, Bohemian, Islander

•  May 1 - 31, San Juan Islands Museum of Art - A War Never Ends

•  May 4 & 5, 11 & 12, San Juan Island National Historical Park - Salmon Bank of the San Juan Islands

•  May 6, San Juan Island Library - History Talk on Marjorie Walker: Artist, Bohemian, Islander

•  May 11,  Friday Harbor Laboratories Open House

•  May 12 & 24, Salish Sea Early Music Festival

•  May 18, San Juan Historical Museum - Open House & Picnic

•  May 19, San Juan Historical Museum - Roche Harbor Pioneer Cemetery Tour

•  May 25 - Sept. 8, Friends of Lime Kiln Society Lighthouse - Lime Kiln Summer Season

•  May 25 - Guided Walking Tour: Considering Post War Architecture with Fresh Eyes

•  May 27, Traditional Memorial Day Parade

Orcas Island

•  May 4, Jakuan Heritage Orchard in Bloom & Gallery Open House

•  May 11, Orcas Island Historical Museum - Vintage Vows

•  May 21, Orcas Island Genealogy Club

•  May 25 - Sept. 30, Orcas Island Historical Museum- CEDAR Exhibit

Lopez Island

•  May 11, KWIAHT - Heritage Orchard Tour and Tasting

•  May 11, Lopez Lamb, Wool & Goat Festival

Historic Lodging Properties

Experience island history first hand and stay in one of these historic properties!

San Juan Island/Friday Harbor

•  May 1 - 23, Bird Rock Hotel - Save 20% off 2 Night Stays in May!

•  May 1 - 23, Roche Harbor Resort - Spring Lodging Special

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

Orcas Island

•  May 1 - 24, Rosario Resort & Spa - Spring Mid-Week Lodging Special

•  May 1 - 31, Doe Bay Resort and Retreat - History Lives Here - Heritage Month Lodging Special

Lopez Island

History Lives Here Dining Specials:

Enjoy a delicious island meal at one of these historic sites. The buildings may be old, but the menus are always new and fresh!

San Juan Island

•  May 1 - 31, Coho Restaurant - Time Travel Dining Coho Restaurant Style

Orcas Island

Lopez Island


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.