Fodor's Expert Review Northwest Maritime Center

Port Townsend Educational Institution

The myriad traditions and trades of the Pacific Northwest's seafaring history are explained here, with special emphasis on the importance of Port Townsend as one of only three Victorian-era seaports on the country's register of National Historic Sites. It's the core of the Point Hudson district and the center of operations for the Wooden Boat Foundation, which stages the annual Wooden Boat Festival each September. The center has interactive exhibits, hands-on sailing training, boatbuilding workshops, a wood shop, and a pilot house where you can test navigational tools. The boardwalk, pier, and beach that front the buildings are the perfect points to launch a kayak or watch sloops and schooners gliding along the bay. The chandlery features a variety of nautical gifts and gear, from brass fittings and rigging supplies to galley wares, illustrated knot books, and boats in a bottle. In a well-lighted back corner overlooking the bay, Velocity Coffee Bar sells espresso and baked goods from... READ MORE

The myriad traditions and trades of the Pacific Northwest's seafaring history are explained here, with special emphasis on the importance of Port Townsend as one of only three Victorian-era seaports on the country's register of National Historic Sites. It's the core of the Point Hudson district and the center of operations for the Wooden Boat Foundation, which stages the annual Wooden Boat Festival each September. The center has interactive exhibits, hands-on sailing training, boatbuilding workshops, a wood shop, and a pilot house where you can test navigational tools. The boardwalk, pier, and beach that front the buildings are the perfect points to launch a kayak or watch sloops and schooners gliding along the bay. The chandlery features a variety of nautical gifts and gear, from brass fittings and rigging supplies to galley wares, illustrated knot books, and boats in a bottle. In a well-lighted back corner overlooking the bay, Velocity Coffee Bar sells espresso and baked goods from 6:30 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday.

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431 Water St.
Port Townsend, Washington  98368, USA

360-385–3628

www.nwmaritime.org

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Rate Includes: Free, Weekdays 9–5

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