About SnohomishFounded in 1859 at the confluence of the Pilchuck and Snohomish rivers, Snohomish's rich history is reflected in its homes and commercial buildings. The residential area north of 2nd Street has some substantial Victorians, and a number of 19th-century buildings along 1st Street and the riverbank have been restored. The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau Visitor Center, a replica of a turn-of-the-20th-century railroad station, provides an interpretive exhibit and a 10-minute video about the town's history.
The Blackman House Museum, 118 Ave. B, was built in 1878 by Snohomish’s first mayor, Hyrcanus Blackman. Subsequently enlarged and remodeled in 1895, the house and its furnishings are restored to reflect the Victorian period. Phone (360) 568-5235 or (425) 315-2258.
The 30-mile Centennial Trail, a paved path for pedestrians and bicyclists, was built on the abandoned Burlington Northern Railroad right-of-way.
Visitor Centers Snohomish County Tourism Bureau Visitor Center 1301 First St. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone:(360)862-9609 or (888)338-0976
Self-guiding ToursDriving or walking tour maps of Snohomish are available from the visitor center.
ShoppingIn keeping with the prevailing Victorian-era atmosphere, the town bills itself as the “Antique Capital of the Northwest.” Antique malls provide space for dealers in the historic business district, centered on First Street between Cedar Avenue and Avenue D. Restored buildings also house restaurants and specialty shops.
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