Because of Port Townsend's rich and long history, there are many locations in town for you to learn more about the area. Both educational and entertaining, these historical, cultural and natural history museums can add a new dimension to your visit to this unique area or a great place for a local trip for the family!
Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum
Building 201, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend
The Coast Artillery Museum has sought to preserve and interpret Coast Artillery history with special emphasis on the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound as they existed and functioned from the late 1800's to the end of World War II.
Commanding Officer's Quarters
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend
360-344-4452 and 360-385-3176
Late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings provide a unique glimpse into the life of a senior U. S. Army officer and his family in the first decade of the 20th century.
Fort Flagler State Park Military Museum
Northern tip of Marrowstone Island at the end of Flagler Road
Fort Flagler, along with the heavy batteries of Fort Worden and Fort Casey, once guarded nautical entrance to Puget Sound and was established 1897.
Jefferson County Historical Society - Jefferson Museum of Art & History
Port Townsend City Hall Building, 540 Water Street.
Exhibits on the Victorian era, Native American, Chinese, military and maritime memorabilia. The museum is open Sun, Mon, Wed & Thur from 11am to 4pm, closed Tues and on Fri & Sat open 11-5. January and February are weekends only. There is an admission fee of $6 for adults and $5 for seniors.
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
532 Battery Way, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend
Touch tanks of sea creatures, educational wall displays, interpretive programs and beach walks.
Port Townsend Natural History Museum
Across from the Marine Science Center, Fort Worden State Park
Natural History Exhibit
Jefferson and Taylor Street, Port Townsend
Historic home with original furnishings of the Rothschild family (1868-1954). Monday to Saturday 11 am to 4 pm
and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. May through September.
Quilcene Historical Museum
151 East Columbia St. and Center Road, Quilcene
History of Quilcene community, including military memorabilia, logging, mining, artifacts, photos and documents tell story of Jefferson County. Displays on Brinnon, shellfish and people-in-uniform and Native Americans included in exhibits. Open April through September.
Port Townsend Aero Museum
Located 5 miles south of Port Townsend, WA. at the Jefferson County International Airport, 195 Airport Road.
The Museum is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for children ages 7-12. Free for children younger than 6. Vintage aircraft and aviation art.
Art Deco Light Museum
Located in the Kelly Building. Displays of lights and fixtures from 1928-1938.
2000 Sims Way, Port Townsend