Downtown Anacortes

Galleries, shops and museums are all within walking distance of each other in historic downtown Anacortes.

 

preston

photo courtesy of www.anacortes.net

Maritime Heritage Center & W.T. Preston Sternwheel Steamboat:  703 R Avenue
♦ Open weekends only in the months of April, May, September and October: Saturday 10-4 p.m.; Sunday 11-4 p.m.
♦ Open six days each week in the months of June, July & August: Tuesday through Saturday, 10-4 p.m., Sunday 11-4 p.m.
♦ W.T. Preston Admission Fees: $3 Adult, $2.00 65+, $1.00 8-16   Maritime Heritage Center: FREE!

 

museum

photo courtesy of www.cityofanacortes.org

 

 

Anacortes Museum: 1305 8th street
Open Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 1 – 4 p.m
FREE admission! (Donations are graciously accepted)

 
 
 

Artist Bill Mitchell posing with a few of his murals. Photo courtsey of www.cityofanacortes.org

Artist Bill Mitchell posing with a few of his murals. Photo courtesy of www.cityofanacortes.org

 
Anacortes Mural Project: The Anacortes Mural Project consists of hundreds of murals painted onto wood, cut out, & attached to buildings throughout downtown. The murals have been created by lifelong Anacortes resident, Bill Mitchell. Mitchell was commissioned to paint the first mural in 1984, and the project grew exponentially from there. The art is based on photographs depicting life in Anacortes over the last century – with the exception of famous characters that charm children of all ages around the outside of Anacortes Cinemas.

 
 
 

Tommy Thompson Trail trestle. Photo courtesy of http://www.traillink.com

Tommy Thompson Trail trestle. Photo courtesy of http://www.traillink.com

 
Tommy Thompson Trail: A 3.3 mile trail just a few blocks away from Islands Inn. The trail runs from 11th St & Q Ave onto an old railway trestle across Fidalgo Bay to March Point Road.