Fort Worden is located in Port Townsend, a historic Victorian Seaport founded in the mid-1800s on the Olympic Peninsula. Named one of the “Coolest Small Towns in America,” Port Townsend is known for its Victorian charm, arts and culture, and maritime influence. Main Street is lined with locally-owned businesses – from jewelry and clothing stores, to art galleries, restaurants and pubs – and community public spaces.
Port Townsend hosts the world-renowned Wooden Boat Festival along with several weekly, monthly and annual events, including Jazz Port Townsend; the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival; Port Townsend Film Festival; ArtWalks and weekly boat races. Just a couple of miles from downtown Port Townsend, Fort Worden offers convenient lodging and recreational activities during these events and throughout the year.