Port Townsend

Port Townsend is a town in Jefferson County, Washington, United States, approximately 40 miles (64 km) north-northwest of Seattle. The city is also known for the many Victorian buildings remaining from its late 19th-century heyday, numerous annual cultural events, and as a maritime center for independent boatbuilders and related industries and crafts. The Port Townsend Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.

Port Townsend’s Victorian homes and significant historical buildings include the Carnegie Library, the Federal Building (now commonly known simply as the city's post office), the Rose Theatre and the Elks Lodge, which now houses Silverwater Cafe. There is also Fort Worden with its pre-World War I architecture including the publicly accessible Olympic Youth Hostel. Perhaps the most stunning historical structure in Port Townsend is the Jefferson County Courthouse, a spectacular representation of the Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style.

Things to See & Do

* Manresa Castle
* Fort Worden
* Downtown area
* Historic district

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area –18.1 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The Boat Haven is located just to the west of the main part of downtown Port Townsend, on the north shore of Port Townsend Bay, just over a mile from Point Hudson.

Transport Links – Port Townsend is accessible via ferry from the Washington State Ferry system, which links Port Townsend with the Keystone ferry terminal on Whidbey Island, on the east side of Puget Sound.