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Must-see museums on San Juan Island

December 14, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

San Juan Island in Washington State has a rich local culture influenced by nearby nature, marine life, and historical happenings. San Juan Island’s museums give visitors the opportunity to experience the island’s story through their collection of unique sights and knowledge related to the region’s art, wildlife, and historical landmarks. Here are San Juan Island’s must-see museums.

The Whale Museum

The majestic monochrome orca whales are San Juan Islands’ most famous and photogenic inhabitants. The Whale Museum is part museum, part research center, and part love letter to these beautiful creatures. You can examine whale skeletons, see educational videos and exhibits, and maybe even adopt a whale to help fund conservation efforts.

San Juan Historical Museum

The San Juan Historical Society curates this collection of remarkably preserved historical buildings and artifacts. Step into the 19th century as you explore the old farmhouse, county jail, and log cabin. Enter the Museum of History and Industry in the old barn to learn how San Juan Island’s industries developed as people thought of new ways to earn a living.

San Juan Islands Museum of Art

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art or SJIMA takes a more international approach as it aims to showcase the manmade beauty of painting and sculpture. In the past, it has featured works by famed Chinese artist and architect Ai Weiwei and legendary Spanish painter Francisco Goya. SJIMA’s rotating series of exhibits ensure that you’ll always see something new and incredible every time you visit.

This blog was provided by San Juan PM, a locally owned, managed, and operated property management firm that provides first-rate San Juan Island rentals to tourists and vacationers during their stay in the islands. Be sure to look through their selection of rental homes when you’re planning your next visit.