"Welcome to Coupeville" Coupeville by LeoM

Coupeville Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 31 photos


Here is a sign, that was posted on the wharf, for the town of Coupeville, Washington. Coupeville, which is a town located in Central Whidbey Island has a population of about 1,800 residents. It has more than 50 buildings listed on the National Hostoric Register. Coupeville takes a step back into 19th Century America.
It retains a strong sense of it's past through restored Victorian styled homes and businesses, it's old historic wharf, and reminants of it's old block houses, that are still standing today.
Founded in 1852, by a bunch of "City Sea Captains", for which one named after them., Captain Thomas Coupeville. the only mariner from that time era to sail a full-rigged ship through the churning waters of Deception Pass.
Coupeville is a historic place filled with crowd pleasing Arts and Crafts Festival, Concert on the Cove, and other fun-filled festiviities.
Coupeville is also the government seat for Island County.

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Alexander Blockhouse

Here is a pic of The Alexander Blockhouse, with the Island County Historical museum to the right of the Blockhouse.
The Alexander Blockhouse was one of about 11 built in the mids-1800's. when pioneers feared indian attacks. gravestones dating back to 1853 are reminders of those adventuresome pioneers.

Old Fishing House

Here is a pic of an old historic fishing house. It dates back to the mid-1800's.

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of Coupeville

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very historic and very artsy community
  • Cons:parking can be a pain.
  • In a nutshell:A great place to visit and tour.
  • Last visit to Coupeville: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 28, 2004
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