The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

Tours at the Whatcom Museum

Currently the Whatcom Museum is not offering private tour bookings of the galleries, docent-led tours, or school tours due to our safety efforts to reduce the transmission of Covid-19. Check back for updates.

City of Bellingham Self-Guided Historic Tours

While we aren’t offering tours of our buildings, you can go on a self-guided outdoor walking tour of Bellingham. Experience the evolution of downtown Bellingham through historic photographs available as an interactive story map on your smart phone (or on your desktop computer if you want an armchair tour). You will see how downtown has changed since the first settlers arrived in 1852. Photos are from the Whatcom Museum’s Photo Archives. To take the tour visit

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