Historical highway markers

You can find interpretive historical highway markers along state highways and scenic byways throughout Washington. Use the map and list on this page to find marker locations.

 

Maps of Historical Markers in Washington State

 

Mount Baker sign

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 sign

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 DeFuca sign

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 sign

Marker 6

Discovery Bay
Location: US 101 Westbound about 2 miles west of Gardiner Scenic Byway: Pacific Coast Scenic Byway

Hood Canal sign

Marker 7

Hood Canal
Location: SR 106 Eastbound in Union

Bruceville Bruceport sign

Marker 8

Bruceville / Bruceport
Location: US 101 Westbound about 6-1/2 miles south of South Bend
Scenic Byway: Pacific Coast Scenic Byway

Keils Grave

Marker 9

Willie Keil's Grave
Location: SR 6 Eastbound about 3 miles east of Raymond

Claquato sign

Marker 10

Claquato
Location: SR 6 Westbound about 2 miles west of I-5

Fort Columbia sign

Marker 11

Fort Columbia
Location: US 101 Southbound about 1 mile south of Chinook
Scenic Byway: Pacific Coast Scenic Byway

Middle village marker

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 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 marker

Marker 14

Finn Hall
Location: SR 503 Northbound about 2 miles north of Woodland

Fort Vancouver marker

Marker 15

Fort Vancouver
Location: I-5 Northbound in Gee Creek Safety Rest Area

First Explorers markers

Marker 16

First Explorers
Location: SR 14 Eastbound in Washougal
Scenic Byway: Lewis & Clark Trail Highways

Mount Pleasant Grange marker

Marker 17

Mount Pleasant Grange Hall
Location: SR 14 Westbound about 4 miles east of Washougal
Scenic Byway: Columbia River Gorge

Golden Spike markers

Marker 18

Golden Spike Ceremony
Location: SR 14 Eastbound about 1 mile east of North Bonneville Scenic Byway: Columbia River Gorge

Bridge of the gods markers

Marker 19

Bridge of the Gods
Location: SR 14 Eastbound about 2 miles east of North Bonneville
Scenic Byway: Columbia River Gorge

Broughton Flume marker

Marker 20

Broughton Flume
Location: SR 14 Westbound about 7 miles west of White Salmon
Scenic Byway: Columbia River Gorge

Celilo Falls

Marker 21

Celilo Falls
Location: SR 14 Eastbound about 1 mile east of Wishram Heights
Scenic Byway: Columbia River Gorge

A culture lives on 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 marker

Marker 23

Sam Hill Country
Location: SR 14 Eastbound at the junction of US 97
Scenic Byway: Columbia River Gorge

Beck memorial marker

Marker 24

Beck Memorial
Location: SR 821 Southbound mid way through Yakima River Canyon
Scenic Byway: Yakima River Canyon

Blewett pass marker

Marker 25

Blewett
Location: SR 97 Northbound about 11 miles south of the junction of US 2

Earthquake Point marker

Marker 26

Location: SR 97 Alternate Southbound in the town of
Scenic Byway: Entiat Cascade Loop

Dry Falls 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 marker

Marker 28

Fort Okanogan
Location: SR 97 Northbound about 2 miles north of Brewster
Scenic Byway: Okanogan Trail Scenic Byway

David Thompson marker

Marker 29

Location: SR 20 Northbound about 33 miles north of Newport
Scenic Byway: International Selkirk Loop

Step Toe Battlefield marker

Marker 30

Steptoe Battlefield
Location: SR 195 Southbound in the city of Rosalia
Scenic Byway: Palouse Scenic Byway

Steptoe Butte marker

Marker 31

Steptoe Butte
Location: SR 195 Northbound at Steptoe
Scenic Byway: Palouse Scenic Byway

Kamiak Butte marker

Marker 32

Kamiak Butte
Location: SR 27 Southbound about 10 miles north of Pullman
Scenic Byway: Palouse Scenic Byway

Mullan Road marker

Marker 33

Mullan Road
Location: SR 26 Eastbound about 3 miles east of Washtucna

Drewyers River marker

Marker 34

Drewyers River
Location: SR 261 Northbound in Lyons Ferry State Park

Lewis and Clark Alpowa Summit 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 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

Aisnworth marker

Marker 37

Ainsworth
Location: SR 12 Eastbound near Sacajawea State Park in Pasco
Scenic Byway: Lewis & Clark Trail Highways

Fort Walla Walla 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 marker

Marker 39

Mount Rainier
Location: SR 161 Northbound about 1-1/2 miles north of Eatonville

Lewis and Clark Trail marker

Marker 40

Lewis and Clark Trail
Location: SR 12 In Lewis & Clark Trail State Park
Scenic Byway: Lewis & Clark Trail Highways

Spokane House

Marker 41

Spokane House
Location: SR 291 Northbound about 10 miles north of Spokane

Painted Rocks marker

Marker 42

Indian Painted Rocks
Location: SR 291 Eastbound in riverside State Park

Spanish Explorers

Marker 43

Spanish Explorers
Location: US 101 Westbound about 7 miles east of Port Angeles
Scenic Byway: Pacific Coast Scenic Byway

Lava Flows marker

Marker 44

Lava Flows
Location: I-90 Eastbound in Ryegrass Safety Rest Area about 15 miles east of Ellensburg

Sacagawea

Marker 45

Sacajawea
Location: SR 12 Eastbound near Sacajawea State Park in Pasco
Scenic Byway: Lewis & Clark Trail Highways

B Reactor marker

Marker 46

B-Reactor
Location: SR 24 Eastbound 1/2 mile west of junction of SR 240 and Sr 243

Kettle Falls marker

Marker 47

Kettle Falls
Location: SR 25 Northbound about 2 miles north of the junction of US 395 near Kettle Falls

Chuckanut marker

Marker 48

Chuckanut Drive
Location: SR 11 Southbound about 6 miles south of Bellingham
Scenic Byway: Chuckanut Drive

Lake Lenore Caves 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 marker

Marker 50

Olmstead Place
Location: I-90 Westbound in the Ryegrass Safety Rest Area about 15 miles east of Ellensburg

Rail Roads of the West 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 marker

Marker 52

Roslyn Coal Mining
Location: SR 903 Next to Roslyn Museum
Scenic Byway: Mountains to Sound Greenway

Klickitat River Bridge marker

Marker 53

Klickitat River Bridge
Location: SR 142 Westbound on the bank of the west channel of the Klickitat River at Mile Post 17.5

Gee Creek Archaeological Sites marker

Marker 54

Gee Creek
Location: I-5 Southbound at the Gee Creek Rest Area near Mile Post 13

Patterson Swale markers

Marker 55

Patterson Swale
Location: SR 502 Westbound near Mile Post 3.3

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