Port Townsend Travel Guide
Welcome to Port Townsend!
Port Townsend has a strong marine heritage and prides itself on the preservation of this history. The unique charm of Port Townsend is accentuated by numerous bed and breakfasts, cottages and smaller lodgings to accommodate travelers. These accommodations are an ideal jump-off point for boat tours, museum visits and shopping at the local farmers' market. Port Townsend is known for its collection of historic buildings, which have been restored and preserved in order to educate present generations with regard to the town's beginnings. One piece of local history that has enjoyed a resurgence is the Port Townsend Brewing Company, the first microbrewery in the area since 1916. A tasting room and tours of the brewing process are offered. Anderson Lake State Park, located eight miles south of Port Townsend, provides an array of recreational activities, including hiking, biking, fishing and bird watching.
Completed in 1994, this building houses Victorian and Edwarian furnishings.
Hotels & Motels
The James House offers 11 rooms as well as a renovated gardener's cottage, with each room decorated with antiques.
Offering a choice of full-day or half-day tours which include whale watching or sightseeing to the San Juan Islands.