Enjoy summer days at Ebey's Reserve

Join the Trust Board and National Park Service this summer to experience the history, nature and beauty of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

Free guided walks, led by National Parks interpretive staff, bring background and insight about Ebey’s Bluff and downtown Coupeville, while native plant workshops are offered at Fort Ebey State Park. Programs are fun for people of all ages, and informative to both locals and visitors.

HISTORIC COUPEVILLE GUIDED WALK: Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m. Meet at the Island County Museum on Front Street, tours are one hour. The second oldest town in Washington, Coupeville is rich in history and stories. Learn to recognize signs of Coupeville’s past in the structures standing today. Understand the age, historical use, styles, and key events for Coupeville and its residents.

EBEY’S LANDING BLUFF GUIDED WALK: Fridays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Meet at the prairie overlook off of Cemetery Road, tours are 90 minutes, round trip. Experience the natural beauty of Ebey’s prairie with glorious views of Puget Sound, the Cascade and Olympic mountains. Learn about the geologic events that occurred to make this natural prairie, human history that sustains it, as well as current agricultural uses.

NATIVE PLANT WORKSHOPS: Saturdays at 6 p.m., Fort Ebey State Park Amphitheater. Learn what’s growing around us in Central Whidbey Island and how to use these plants in ways we never thought possible.

For more information, contact Emi Morgan, Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, 678-6084, or email

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