Historic Downtown Poulsbo

Poulsbo is filled with a rich Cultural heritage.

Historic Poulsbo was established in the 1880’s. Our museums tell the tales of the past, historic downtown highlights our maritime roots, and our bakeries, restaurants, shops and architecture give patrons a taste of “Little Norway”.

It’s history dates back much further with the Suquamish Tribe, which inhabited this land for some time before European settlers made their way here. Suquamish, just a short drive from Poulsbo, was home to Chief Sealth (Chief Seattle), of whom Seattle was named after. His gravesite is located in Suquamish, we highly recommend a visit to this sacred place and the neighboring Museum and Cultural center to take a peek at life in the early days of our area. 

To learn even more about the history of the place we call home, check out the Poulsbo Historical Society & Suquamish Museum’s websites, or if you’re here for a visit be sure to check out their museums to learn of our rich cultural heritage, both old and new.