Port Townsend

With historic roots dating back to 1792, Port Townsend is one of the finest examples of a Victorian-era seaport. Located at the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula, this city is known for its natural scenery and the remaining Victorian buildings dating back to the 19th Century. 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 Arts 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.

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 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
440 12th Street
Port Townsend,, WA 98368
(360) 385-2722
Port Townsend Trip Ideas
  • DAY 1 Begin your journey with an appetite, heading north from Olympia toward Shelton. Taylor Shellfish Farms in Shelton is a prime place to pull over for a... Read More
  • The town, built on 19th-century speculation of railroad riches and revived by artists in the 20th century, hosts the country’s premier Wooden Boat Festival... Read More
  • You could say that in Port Townsend, art is second nature. This becomes apparent upon your first visit. The coffee-shop barista plays cello. The grocery-store... Read More