Port Hadlock Bay—Art, History and Culinary Rewards - Olympic Peninsula

Port Hadlock Bay—Art, History and Culinary Rewards

History runs deep along the waters of Port Hadlock Marina This waterside treasure in the Chimacum Valley was once a hub for Native American trade and commerce and a rough-and-tumble frontier mill town. Today, the marina area is astir with artisan food, a celebrated wooden-boat-building school, fine arts, funky music and historic accommodations.

Take time to explore the Old Alcohol Plant next to the marina. Constructed in 1910, the building was originally owned and operated by William J. Adams, grandfather of noted photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams. The Classen Chemical Company, which made alcohol out of sawdust, closed its doors in 1913 and the building remained shuttered for more than 65 years. The structure was revived in 2016 as the Old Alcohol Plant Hotel and Restaurant, a one-of-a-kind destination. The property features Spirits Bar and Grill, a wedding and music venue, and a lively arts scene featuring a gallery, workshops, lectures and special events.

The Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building is part of the six-acre Port Hadlock Heritage Campus. The renowned school draws students from around the globe seeking to learn the ancient craft of wooden boat building. Ask to take a tour of the waterfront campus.

Get a taste of the Olympic Peninsula, steep yourself in vivid history, dive into art or get on the water. Port Hadlock shouldn’t be missed.