With its rich history dating back to Colonial times, it’s no wonder there are as many as 14 sites here listed on the Historic Places National Register. The city retains its landmarks register as well, established in 1987 that has 35 properties listed.
There are several designated heritage areas and a plethora of historic landmarks: Hewitt Avenue Historic District in Downtown, the Historic District of Rucker Hill, and the Swalwell Block. In the last few years, some structures within the historic districts underwent rehabilitation and preservation work to protect their architectural integrity.
As a countywide historical association, the Everett Museum of History was established in 1953 and retained its museum until 2007. The collection, including the former Carnegie Library, was then moved to several storage buildings, while a permanent location was sought. A new museum is expected to open in 2021.