The Victorian Age echoes throughout Port Townsend; it is renowned for its remarkably intact commercial districts from the 1880's. More than 100 buildings have been restored to their Victorian splendor throughout Port Townsend's two historic districts.
Rich architectural details, a seaside setting and a revitalized downtown core attracts visitors year round. With its quaint shops, captivating art galleries, restaurants with fresh Northwest cuisine and colorful festivals, this town of 9,300 is known for its lively cultural climate. A number of Victorian residences have been converted to bed & breakfast inns.
Point Wilson Lighthouse
(Photo by Paul Boyer)
Also nearby are marinas, shipyards, recently renovated waterfront commercial wharves, and high quality golf courses. Fort Worden State Park, two miles from downtown, is home to a variety of Centrum arts festivals and recreational opportunities. Jefferson County International Airport is five minutes away and regional shopping malls are less than an hour away.