• Ferry House from across the Prairie

    Ebey's Landing

    National Historical Reserve Washington


Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve is located on central Whidbey Island in Washington State's Puget Sound region. The island is accessible from the mainland via SR 20 from Anacortes and the Washington State Ferry system provides year-round automobile & passenger service from Port Townsend and Mukilteo.

Motorists can access Ebey's Landing from the North Bridge, Mukilteo / Clinton Ferry & the Port Townsand / Keystone Ferry. To drive over Deception Pass Bridge in the North, take I-5 to Burlington and turn west, onto SR-20 towards Anacortes. Follow signs and proceed on SR-20, crossing Deception Pass Bridge, through Oak Harbor, to Coupeville. See below for ferry information.

Ferry Boat:
From Seattle via ferry: Take I-5 north; turn onto SR 525 at exit 182 and proceed to the Mukilteo ferry terminal. The ferry sailing takes
about 20 minutes and leaves every half hour. Once on Whidbey Island, proceed north on SR 525 about 28 miles to Coupeville and the Reserve. Expect delays in summer. Check schedule at http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries or call 1-888-808-7977.

From the Olympic Peninsula via ferry: Take the Port Townsend-Keystone ferry from Port Townsend to Whidbey Island. The ferry sailing takes about 3/4 hour. Once on Whidbey Island, proceed north on SR 20 about 8 miles to Coupeville and the Reserve. Reserve a spot on the Port Townsand ferry at 1-888-808-7977 or check the schedule at http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.

Public Transportation:
A free, scheduled bus services the island, from Mukilteo north with connections to Mt. Vernon on the mainland, with Island Transit. The bus operates daily except Sundays, with reduced trips on Saturdays. Visit Island Transit's web page for schedules,
www.islandtransit.org, or phone 360-678-7771.

Airport Shuttle:
Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle provides transportation sevice between communities on Whidbey and Sea-Tac Airport. Call 1-877-679-4003 or visit

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Reserve's saltwater lagoons and adjacent wetland marshes offer prime bird-watching opportunities. Shallow and weather-protected, they attract numerous species of migratory waterfowl and shorebirds.