Located on the Olympic Peninsula and served by ferry from Keystone on Whidbey Island, this popular seaport is a Designated National Historic Landmark.
In the late 1800's Port Townsend was the main port of entry to Puget Sound and enjoyed an economic stability that encouraged many of its residents to build large, extravent mansions on the hill, overlooking the water. It was anticipated that the Pacific Railroad would choose the port as its Northern Terminus but when that failed to happen, the town died.
Port Townsend is now famous for its meticulously restored Victorian homes (many of which are superb B&Bs), 18th century brick architecture, and for festivals almost every summer weekend.
If you plan to visit, and to stay the night, advance booking of accommodation is absolutely essential.