The Olympic Peninsula and Washington Coast Sights


Fire Bell Tower Review

Set high along the bayside bluffs, the tower is recognizable by its pyramid shape and red paint job. Built in 1890 to hold a 1,500-pound brass alarm bell, the 75-foot wooden structure was once the key alert center for local volunteer firemen. A century later it's considered one of the state's most valuable historic buildings. Inside are firefighting equipment and regional artifacts from pioneer days, including a 19th-century horse-drawn hearse. Reach the tower by climbing the stairs at Tyler Street. The tenth-of-an-acre plot also holds a park bench and five parking spots.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Jefferson St. and Tyler St., Uptown, Port Townsend, WA, 98368
  • Phone: 360/385–1003
  • Cost: $4
  • Hours: By appointment with Jefferson Co. Historical Society
  • Website:
  • Location: Port Townsend
Updated: 05-10-2013

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