Port Townsend

Located at the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend is known for its natural scenery and the remaining Victorian buildings dating back to the 19th century.

With historic roots dating back to 1792, Port Townsend is one of the finest examples of a Victorian-era seaport. Explore the many landmarks the city has to offer, including the John Quincy Adams House, the Jefferson County Courthouse and the remarkable Good Templars Hall. 

If art is your forte, you’ll be greeted with an abundance of galleries in the downtown area. There is also a vibrant monthly Art Walk where local artists exhibit and sell their pieces. Or, simply stroll the streets and stop in for a tasty bite at any of the town's quaint cafes. Read more about the arts scene in Port Townsend.

With a population of only 8,900, Port Townsend has been named by National Geographic as “one of the most sophisticated places west of Seattle.” Beautifully set between the Olympic Mountains (near Olympic National Park) and Port Townsend Bay, this city has a unique wealth of recreational activities. As varied as the landscape surrounding the city, visitors can find activities ranging from sailing to whale watching, biking to woodworking and from Christmas tree cutting to shell fishing.

Enjoy Port Townsend Visitor Information Center
2409 Jefferson Street
Port Townsend,, WA 98368
(360) 385-2722
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