Historic highway markers

You can find interpretive historical highway markers along state highways and scenic byways throughout Washington. Use the map and list below to find marker locations. Click on each marker’s picture to enlarge.

Maps of Historical Markers in Washington State

 

Mount Baker historical marker
Marker 1
 
Mount Baker 
Location: SR 542, Eastbound about 3.5 miles west of Glacier 
Scenic Byway: Mt. Baker Scenic Byway
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Marker 2
 
David Douglas 
Location:SR 20 In Rockport State Park 
Scenic Byway: North Cascades Scenic Byway
Deception Pass historical marker
Marker 3
 
Deception Pass 
Location: SR 20 Southbound at the south end of Deception Pass Bridge 
Scenic Byway: Whidbey Scenic Isle Way
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Marker 4
 
Big Cedar Stump / Smokey Point 
Location: I-5 Northbound in Smokey Point Safety Rest Area about 11 miles north of Everett
Juan de Fuca historical marker
Marker 5
 
Juan de Fuca
Location: US 101 Westbound about 2-1/2 miles west of Port Angeles 
Scenic Byway: Pacific Coast Scenic Byway
Discovery Bay historical marker
Marker 6 
Discovery Bay 
Location: US 101 Westbound about 2 miles west of Gardiner Scenic Byway: Pacific Coast Scenic Byway 
Hood Canal historical marker
Marker 7
 
Hood Canal 
Location: SR 106 Eastbound in Union 
Bruceville Brucepore historical marker
Marker 8
 
Bruceville / Bruceport 
Location: US 101 Westbound about 6-1/2 miles south of South Bend 
Scenic Byway: Pacific Coast Scenic Byway
Willie Keil's Grave historical marker
Marker 9
 
Willie Keil's Grave 
Location: SR 6 Eastbound about 3 miles east of Raymond
Claquato historical marker
Marker 10
 
Claquato 
Location: SR 6 Westbound about 2 miles west of I-5
Historical Marker 11 Fort Columbia
Marker 11
 
Fort Columbia 
Location: US 101 Southbound about 1 mile south of Chinook 
Scenic Byway: Pacific Coast Scenic Byway
Historical Marker 12 Middle Village
Marker 12
 
Middle Village, Station Camp
Location: US 101 Southbound, 1.5 miles south of Chinook at Station Camp
Scenic Byway: Pacific Coast Scenic Byway
Columbia River Explorers historical marker
Marker 13
 
Columbia River Explorers 
Location: US 101 Southbound 1 mile north of the Megler Astoria Bridge 
Scenic Byway: Pacific Coast Scenic Byway 
Finn Hall historical marker
Marker 14
 
Finn Hall 
Location: SR 503 Northbound about 2 miles north of Woodland 
Fort Vancouver historical marker
Marker 15
 
Fort Vancouver 
Location: I-5 Northbound in Gee Creek Safety Rest Area
First Explorers historical marker
Marker 16
 
First Explorers 
Location: SR 14 Eastbound in Washougal 
Scenic Byway: Lewis & Clark Trail Highways
Mt. Pleasant Grange historical marker
Marker 17
 
Mount Pleasant Grange Hall 
Location: SR 14 Westbound about 4 miles east of Washougal
Scenic Byway: Columbia River Gorge
Golden Spike historical marker
Marker 18
 
Golden Spike Ceremony 
Location: SR 14 Eastbound about 1 mile east of North Bonneville Scenic Byway: Columbia River Gorge
Bridge of Gods historical marker
Marker 19
 
Bridge of the Gods 
Location: SR 14 Eastbound about 2 miles east of North Bonneville 
Scenic Byway: Columbia River Gorge
Broughton Flume historical marker
Marker 20
 
Broughton Flume 
Location: SR 14 Westbound about 7 miles west of White Salmon 
Scenic Byway: Columbia River Gorge
Celilo Falls historical marker
Marker 21
 
Celilo Falls 
Location: SR 14 Eastbound about 1 mile east of Wishram Heights 
Scenic Byway: Columbia River Gorge
A Culture Lives On historical marker
Marker 22
 
A Culture Lives On 
Location: SR 14 Eastbound about 5 miles west of Wishram Heights 
Scenic Byway: Columbia River Gorge
Sam Hill Country historical marker
Marker 23
 
Sam Hill Country
Location: SR 14 Eastbound at the junction of US 97 
Scenic Byway: Columbia River Gorge
Beck Memorial historical marker
Marker 24
 
Beck Memorial
Location: SR 821 Southbound mid way through Yakima River Canyon 
Scenic Byway: Yakima River Canyon
Blewett Pass historical marker
Marker 25
 
Blewett
Location: SR 97 Northbound about 11 miles south of the junction of US 2
Earth Quake Point historical marker
Marker 26
 
Earthquake Point
Location: SR 97 Alternate Southbound in the town of 
Scenic Byway: Entiat Cascade Loop
Dry Falls historical marker
Marker 27
 
Dry Falls
Location: SR 17 Northbound about 4 miles south of the junction of US 2 
Scenic Byway: Coulee Corridor
Fort Okanogan historical marker
Marker 28
 
Fort Okanogan
Location: SR 97 Northbound about 2 miles north of Brewster 
Scenic Byway: Okanogan Trail Scenic Byway
David Thompson historical marker
Marker 29
 
David Thompson
Location: SR 20 Northbound about 33 miles north of Newport 
Scenic Byway: International Selkirk Loop
Steptoe Battlefield historical marker
Marker 30
 
Steptoe Battlefield
Location: SR 195 Southbound in the city of Rosalia 
Scenic Byway: Palouse Scenic Byway
Steptoe Butte historical marker
Marker 31
 
Steptoe Butte
Location: SR 195 Northbound at Steptoe 
Scenic Byway: Palouse Scenic Byway
Kamiak Butte historical marker
Marker 32
 
Kamiak Butte
Location: SR 27 Southbound about 10 miles north of Pullman 
Scenic Byway: Palouse Scenic Byway
Mullan Road historical marker
Marker 33
 
Mullan Road
Location: SR 26 Eastbound about 3 miles east of Washtucna
Drewyers River historical marker
Marker 34
 
Drewyers River
Location: SR 261 Northbound in Lyons Ferry State Park
Lewis and Clark Alpowa Summit historical marker
Marker 35
 
Lewis and Clark Alpowa Summit
Location: SR 12 Eastbound about 20 miles west of Clarkston in the Alpowa Summit Safety Rest Area 
Scenic Byway: Lewis & Clark Trail Highways
Lewis and Clark Enter Washington historical marker
Marker 36
 
Lewis and Clark Enter Washington
Location: SR 12 Eastbound about 1-1/2 miles west of Clarkston 
Scenic Byway: Lewis & Clark Trail Highways
Ainsworth historical marker
Marker 37
 
Ainsworth
Location: SR 12 Eastbound near Sacajawea State Park in Pasco 
Scenic Byway: Lewis & Clark Trail Highways
Fort Walla Walla historical marker
Marker 38
 
Fort Walla Walla
Location: SR 12 Eastbound about 12 miles south of Pasco, near the junction of SR 730 
Scenic Byway: Lewis & Clark Trail Highways
Mount Rainier historical marker
Marker 39
 
Mount Rainier
Location: SR 161 Northbound about 1-1/2 miles north of Eatonville
Lewis and Clark Trail historical marker
Marker 40
 
Lewis and Clark Trail
Location: SR 12 In Lewis & Clark Trail State Park 
Scenic Byway: Lewis & Clark Trail Highways
Spokane House historical marker
Marker 41
 
Spokane House
Location: SR 291 Northbound about 10 miles north of Spokane
Painted Rocks historical marker
Marker 42
 
Indian Painted Rocks
Location: SR 291 Eastbound in riverside State Park
Spanish Explorers historical marker
Marker 43
 
Spanish Explorers 
Location: US 101 Westbound about 7 miles east of Port Angeles 
Scenic Byway: Pacific Coast Scenic Byway 
Lava Flows historical marker
Marker 44
 
Lava Flows
Location: I-90 Eastbound in Ryegrass Safety Rest Area about 15 miles east of Ellensburg
Sacagawea historical marker
Marker 45

Sacajawea
Location: SR 12 Eastbound near Sacajawea State Park in Pasco
Scenic Byway: Lewis & Clark Trail Highways
B Reactor historical marker
Marker 46
 
B-Reactor
Location: SR 24 Eastbound 1/2 mile west of junction of SR 240 and Sr 243
Kettle Falls Willie Keil's Grave historical marker
Marker 47
 
Kettle Falls
Location: SR 25 Northbound about 2 miles north of the junction of US 395 near Kettle Falls
Chuckanut historical marker
Marker 48
 
Chuckanut Drive
Location: SR 11 Southbound about 6 miles south of Bellingham Scenic Byway: Chuckanut Drive
Lake Lenore Caves historical marker
Marker 49
 
Lake Lenore Caves
Location: SR 17 Northbound in Lake Lenore Caves State Park about 8-1/2 miles north of Soap Lake 
Scenic Byway: Coulee Corridor
Olmstead Place historical marker
Marker 50
 
Olmstead Place
Location: I-90 Westbound in the Ryegrass Safety Rest Area about 15 miles east of Ellensburg
Railroads of the West historical marker
Marker 51
 
Railroads of the West
Location: I-90 Eastbound in the Sprague Safety Rest Area about 13 miles west of Sprague
Roslyn Coal Mining historical marker
Marker 52
 
Roslyn Coal Mining
Location: SR 903 Next to Roslyn Museum 
Scenic Byway: Mountains to Sound Greenway