San Juan Historical Society & Museum

Take a step back in time at the San Juan Historical Museum, located on the former James King farm which was homesteaded in the 1880s. The museum complex consists of the original farmhouse, carriage house, root cellar and milk house in addition to the first San Juan County jail, a pioneer log cabin, and a barn and resource center.   We also maintain an extensive collection of historic artifacts, documents and photographs which showcase the history of San Juan Island.

The 4th of July Pig War Picnic, Island Rec's "Music on the Lawn Summer Concert Series” and the Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration are all annual events held at the museum. Tours are available May through September on Thursdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. April and October, Saturdays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment outside of listed hours throughout the year.  Group Tours available by appointment.     

Directions: Follow Spring Street just past Friday Harbor Suites and take an immediate right on Price Street.  Museum is one half block on your left past the church.  Admission fee is $6 per person. 

New Hours:  July through September:  Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m,.