Port Townsend

A Day Trip to Port Townsend It can be a life-time memory. Most of our city is easily accessible on foot. Cuisine choices are outstanding and include several award-winning restaurants—take time to enjoy a meal. Touring the historic homes and buildings can be done by foot or by car. while the history of Port Townsend is young by world standards, we are proud of restoring out heritage. Port Townsend is only one of three Victorian Seaports on the National Register of Historic Places. There are over 15 unique art galleries featuring classic to innovative visual arts. The artistic soul soars in the community of Port Townsend. Enjoy a walk along the beaches. Stroll the miles of trails at Fort Worden with views of the shipping lanes on the Strait of Juan de Fuca or deep forests where deer still wander without fear. The gardens at Chetzemoka Park are enjoyable every season.

A Day with History Museums can give you much more than just a peek at the past. Staff can guide you to places that few visitors get to see. Rothschild House and Jefferson County Historical Society are two places to visit. The history of our military can be found at Fort Worden's Coast Artillery Museum and the Commanding Officers Quarters Museum—very interesting stories.

A Day on the Water Boating—it is almost impossible to be this close to water and not want to be on the water. Rent a kayak or a classic wooden rowboat for the day; go sailing on boats large and small. Take a day trip to the San Juan Islands or to Protection Island. On wildlife tours, view whales, puffins and seals and learn about the unique ecology of Puget Sound. Feeling more adventurous? Try scuba diving or snorkeling. The Port Townsend Marine Science Center gives you a chance to touch marine life, to see the critters that are often hard to find.

A Day of Culture—A Week of Learning One of the unique qualities of Port Townsend is the opportunity to learn new skills or to experience how experts apply their craft. Centrum at Fort Worden offers year-round programs that often culminate in presentations: the Port Townsend Blues & heritage Festival, the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, the Port Townsend Writers' Conference to naem a few. Artist studio tours in Port Townsend happen the first Saturday of each month. The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding has training in skills that are valued around the world. The Wooden Boat Festival in September is world renowned.

Stay the Night—Make Port Townsend Your Base There is much more here in the city: festivals, farmers markets, golf, movies, shopping—too much to explore in one day. Add to this the Olympic Peninsula at our doorstep and you've got a great place to stay. Lodging includes hotels and motels, bed and breakfast inns and private getaways. Come, enjoy Port Townsend. Make Port Townsend your base for exploring the Olympic Peninsula.

Location

Port Townsend Visitor Information Center
440 12th St - In the Park & Ride beside Safeway
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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