Port Townsend is renowned worldwide for its distinctive Victorian architecture, its thriving arts scene, and its busy cultural events calendar, not to mention the region's rich maritime history. An artists' haven of sorts, visitors should expect to find a respectable list of galleries on hand showcasing works by Pacific-inspired local talents. Likewise, many musicians have discovered the friendly environment and choose to live and perform in Port Townsend.
The collection of original Victorian homes and buildings include a Carnegie Library, and much of the city (easily explored on a walking tour) has been given historic landmark status.
Parks and tourist attractions to consider in the Port Townsend area are listed below. Click on any name for more information.