Ebey's Landing National Historic
Reserve was set aside by Congress in 1978 to preserve and protect a rural
community—a cultural landscape—that is a laboratory of Pacific Northwest
history. Today, historic land uses continue, with the rich prairie soils
still being farmed, the forests being harvested, and century-old buildings
being used as homes or places of business.
Unlike most other National Park Service units, the Ebey's Landing includes
a mixture of federal, state, county, and private property, all managed in
a way that preserves its history.