Fodor's Expert Review Moran Museum at Rosario

Orcas Island Museum/Gallery

This 1909 mansion that forms the centerpiece of Rosario Resort was constructed as the vacation home of Seattle shipping magnate and mayor Robert Moran. On the second floor is this fascinating museum that spans several former guest rooms and includes old photos, furniture, and memorabilia related to the Moran family, the resort's history, and the handsome ships built by Moran and his brothers. A highlight is the music room, which contains an incredible two-story 1913 aeolian pipe organ and an ornate, original Tiffany chandelier. Renowned musician Christopher Peacock discusses the resort's history and performs on the 1900 Steinway grand piano daily (except Sunday) at 4 pm in summer, and on Saturday at 4 the rest of the year. The surrounding grounds make for a lovely stroll, which you might combine with lunch or a cocktail in one of the resort's water-view restaurants.

Museum/Gallery Arts/Performance Venue Hotel–Sight Historical

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1400 Rosario Rd.
Orcas Island, Washington  98245, USA

360-376–2222

www.rosarioresort.com/museum

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Rate Includes: Free, Daily 9 am–9 pm

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