A log cabin with thick walls, tiny windows and a single door sits in a grassy area.

Heritage

This area has a rich heritage to share with visitors.  For thousands of years Native Americans lived here, followed by Europeans with their own history.  While there are three museums, there is also history and culture woven throughout many of the places you’ll visit.

A wooden log fort built in 1855 for protection.

Early settlers used blockhouses like this to protect themselves in case of attack. This blockhouse was built in 1855 and restored in 1930.

Coupeville’s Mysterious Haller House

 Coupeville's Haller House - A Mysterious Portal to America Settling the Oregon Territory Built in 1866 this home still holds the spirit and style of the 19th century.Some 19 "Grand Dames" remain in Central Whidbey; homes built when Americans were expanding westward into the Oregon Territory. These homes possibly represent the greatest concentration of 19th century...

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Deception Pass

The iconic bridges between Whidbey and Fidalgo Isalnds tower 18 stories above the turbulent waters of Deception Pass. The bridge is home to Deception Pass State Park, the state's most visited park.

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Jets on Whidbey

Jets from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island train over the island for various missions. One of the most challenging is practicing landing on an aircraft carrier. Learn more about when and where this training occurs and the complexities of an aircraft carrier landing.

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Military

The guns of Ft. Casey and Ft. Ebey, the planes and jets of Naval Air Station Whidbey, the military barracks of Camp Casey; they're all part of the military history of Whidbey Island.

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PBY Museum

Whidbey Island’s military heritage is on display at the PBY Naval Air Museum in Oak Harbor. The museum features a restored PBY Catalina Aircraft.

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