• Ferry House from across the Prairie

    Ebey's Landing

    National Historical Reserve Washington

"...Almost a Paradise of Nature."

This stunning landscape at the gateway to Puget Sound, with its rich farmland and promising seaport, lured the earliest American pioneers north of the Columbia River to Ebey’s Landing.  Today this National Historical Reserve preserves the agricultural and cultural traditions of Ebey’s Landing – both native and Euro-American – while offering spectacular opportunities for recreation.

Did You Know?

Farm-forest mixed landscape

The prairies, with their rich soil, were the first areas of the Reserve to be farmed, first by Native Americans, and later, by European-american settlers who moved onto the lands. The pioneers cleared the higher ground and tried to farm it, but found the soils poor and allowed the forests to return.