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Some barns are more than 100 years old, some were used for cattle and dairy farming, and most are still in use. The Skagit County Historical Museum has created a heritage barn tour including 55 historic registered barns. These self-guided tours include the build date, roof style, agricultural use and in many cases, the family history of many Skagit County pioneers.
The Talking Fields tour will help you explore the generational farm history, crop information, unique environmental conditions and artisan traditions of the Skagit Delta.You can download the Talking Fields Tour to your mobile phone device by scanning or on a QR code.
Visitors and locals alike will be delighted with gallery art walks, art installations behind glass, and artist demonstrations encompassing a broad range of media. The Skagit Valley Art Escape is a fun, social, and creative excursion to the best in art and music in the Skagit Valley. With great restaurants, bars, galleries, and places to stay, the weekend provides many opportunities to get lost in the character of four unique waterfront communities.
Mount Vernon has art booming all over the city. Visit many of the sculptures in the heart of downtown and various locations through out the city. The Arts Commission also networks and collaborates with other art centered organizations on a wide array of projects. They are a dynamic group of volunteers that are always looking for ways to support public art in Mount Vernon. A list of some of their most recent public art projects is listed in the left hand column. Please take a look at some of the ways the Arts Commission has contributed to our Community.
Surrounded by the majestic North Cascades, mountain fed rivers, clear lakes, neighboring the San Juan Islands, Deception Pass, nestled in historic communities like Mount Vernon and Skagit Valley are an agricultural cornucopia and a scenic rural country side setting, this wine region is a perfect destination.
Get outside and play! You won’t have to travel far for outdoor fun in Mount Vernon. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy an off-leash dog park, playgrounds for the kids, skate park, picnic areas, water spray park, scenic outlooks and trails. There’s awesome scenery throughout Mount Vernon and Skagit with plenty of diversity through farmland and historic towns, alongside bays, and on challenging roads and forest trails.