Port Townsend - Olympic Peninsula

Historic. Artistic. Victorian charm with an urban vibe. Discover one of the coolest places in the U.S.

A row of Victorian Houses

Officers Row at Fort Worden State Park

Located on the northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend is steeped in maritime history and Victorian era appeal—one of only three Victorian seaports on the National Register of Historic Places. Dubbed the ”Paris of the Pacific Northwest” by Sunset Magazine, Port Townsend has garnered a national reputation as one of the coolest small towns in America.

A year-round slate of festivals and events offer something for every interest, from film and music, to wooden boats and kinetic sculpture races. Trek nearby beaches and trails, explore seafaring heritage, stroll tree-lined historic streets and eclectic shops and galleries, and get a taste of locally sourced food fresh from the farm and sea.

Map of Olympic Peninsula Destination Area


  • Fort Worden State Park

  • Northwest Maritime Center

  • Jefferson Museum of Art and History

  • Downtown shopping

  • Uptown historic homes and buildings



  • Art walk: First Saturday of every month

  • Rhododendron Festival: May

  • Race to Alaska: June

  • Jazz Port Townsend: July

  • Wooden Boat Festival: September

  • Port Townsend Film Festival: September

  • Kinetic Skulpture Race: October

  • Strange Brew Fest: January

Stories FROM Port Townsend

Chetzemoka Park—Port Townsend’s crown jewel

September 5, 2018

Perched on a bluff overlooking stunning Admiralty Inlet, Chetzemoka Park is the pride of Port Townsend and rich with history. When settlers arrived in Port Townsend in the early 1850s, they were warmly welcomed by Chief Chetzemoka and his S’Klallam tribe. …

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Mercy Falls

Mercy Falls

Nov 29 - Dec 29
Fresh produce at Jefferson County Farmers Market

Port Townsend Farmers Market

Dec 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Port Townsend Art Walk

Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Spirit of the Yule

Spirit of the Yule

Dec 12 - Dec 28

16th Annual Strange BrewFest

Jan 24, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020

Run the Peninsula Race Series – Elwha Bridge

Feb 1, 2020