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Welcome to Port Townsend

A popular shipping port in the late 1800s, Port Townsend is still home to a thriving maritime community and beautiful historic Victorian buildings. Known for its arts and culture, this small town is the perfect blend of urban chic and abundant natural beauty. Its location in the Rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains means that it’s significantly drier than much of the surrounding community, making it a popular retreat for lovers of the great outdoors. Come explore this unique and fascinating community… you just might find the place that’s calling you home.

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Come Explore Life in Port Townsend

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Port Townsend Historic District

Port Townsend is known as a “Victorian Seaport and Arts Community”, and nowhere is this more apparent than in Downtown Port Townsend. Here, you can explore numerous galleries and artists’ collectives, and perhaps even take a class or workshop. You’ll also find the Northwinds Arts Center, a History Museum, the Rose Theatre and the Uptown Theatre (both movie theaters), and Key City Public Theatre, the local playhouse.


The History

Port Townsend was once a thriving seaport town, and today, boating and maritime life remain central elements of the community. In fact, maritime industry is one of the main economic drivers of the town. Port Townsend is home to world-renowned tradespeople, numerous maritime centers and museums, and even a classic wooden boat shop. You can also enjoy weekly events, like regattas, races, and more.

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The Community

There’s always something happening at Port Townsend! The community is known for its fantastic cultural events, like the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, the Kinetic Skulpture Race, the Rhododendron Festival, the annual Blues and Jazz Fest, the International Film Festival, the regular Farmers Market… and much more. It’s even home to R2AK, North America’s longest human-and-wind-powered race.

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Amazing Outdoor Recreation

Hiking, biking, boating, camping, hunting, fishing… there’s no end of the possibilities for outdoor exploration in and around Port Townsend. Thick forests and beautiful beaches provide breathtaking backdrops for your next adventure by foot, bike, kayak, paddleboard, or sailboat. Port Townsend is also home to a nine-hole golf course, as well as excellent camping at Fort Worden State Park.

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Port Townsend Real Estate Resources

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