The Olympic Peninsula and Washington Coast Sights

Fort Worden State Park

  • 200 Battery Way Map It
  • Port Townsend
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 04/05/2016

Fodor's Review

With hiking trails, restored — and rentable —Victorian officers' houses, and pre-World War I-era bunkers, this historic 434-acre park provides myriad outdoor activities along with a step back in time. Built on Point Wilson in 1896 to guard the mouth of Puget Sound, the old fort is now a magical place for both children and adults to explore. A sandy beach leads to the graceful 1913 Point Wilson Lighthouse. Memory's Vault, hidden in the hill above the inlet, features works from local poet Sam Hamill as well as a place to contemplate. Touch tanks at Port Townsend Marine Science Center on the pier offer an up-close look at sea life. The fort also hosts kayaking tours, conferences, camping, an artillery museum, and music festivals in an old military balloon-hangar-turned-performing-arts-pavilion.

Sight Information

Address:

200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, Washington, 98368, United States

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Phone:

360-385–4730; 360-344–4400

Sight Details:

  • Day pass: $10 per vehicle; annual Discovery Pass $30 (valid at all state parks)
  • Daily dawn–dusk

Published 04/05/2016

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