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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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