State Park Highlight -

One of our focuses as we grow Fort Worden Hospitality has been to support the community, both our partners operating on the Fort Worden campus and those in the greater community through sponsorships and events. As we continue to grow our inclusive community, we would like highlight Partners on the Fort Worden Campus. We have been working closely with the State Park to ensure that guests enjoy their time at Fort Worden and want to highlight what the Park has done to educate park visitors, as well as their efforts to keep Fort Worden’s legacy alive.  

State Parks’ goal is to connect Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives. Their mission to care for treasured lands, waters, and historic places is evident through the many projects that Fort Worden State part is working on.  From bunker renovations, collaborating on social media posts, to grounds maintenance the State Park has had a successful hand in keeping Fort Worden a State Park for years to come.   

We have been working with Interpretive Specialist Kelsey Lang to create educational and historical social media posts called, “The Fort Report”. We want to educate our guests and the local community about the history of Fort Worden and teach them about the flora and fauna around the park. The goal of this collaboration is for future generations to enjoy and value this lovely state park from an interpretive and educational lens. 

While we work with the State Park to educate people through social media, there are also weekly in-person interpretive programs focused on the history and nature of the Fort. The calendar of educational and interpretive events can be found online here. These programs and classes are held all around the Fort, and recently Battery Stoddard has been going through a reinvention to add to that space. Fort Worden State Park is turning it into an interpretive area for visitors to learn more about the varied uses of the Fort over time. Keep an eye out for progress on the restoration and future interpretive programs on the Fort’s website and through our social media channels. 

We are happy to share a common goal with the State Park and are excited to continue our collaborations with these partners to invite all to learn about, enjoy, and explore Fort Worden. For more information on Battery Stoddard renovation, camping reservations, and any other Fort Worden State Park updates click here to stay updated on special housing offers, the latest Fort Report, and other day-to-day happenings follow us on Facebook or Instagram.  

Smart Start with the CEO -

Greetings from Fort Worden Hospitality!

This is an exciting time at the Fort. As Spring transitions towards Summer, Fort Worden Hospitality is gaining momentum towards the goal of growth in many areas of our organization.

We have undergone a staff reorganization that is transitioning our leadership team to refocus our efforts on four key areas; Operations, People, Culture, and Community. All departments (teams) are diligently working towards growth in these four areas to support the goals we have as an organization to be a more supportive part of Port Townsend. These teams and their unique focus have allowed us to spend the last several months working on plans to more sustainably serve our guests and open more of our food service outlets.

Coming soon you’ll be able to pop in for drinks at the Guardhouse, head down to the Cablehouse Canteen for a snack, or some forgotten beach/camping items. In addition, we have some great partnerships brewing with a variety of local vendors, including Olympic Kayak for rentals down at the beach.

As Fort Worden Hospitality grows, we are beta testing a few exciting things this summer, including taking a proactive approach by supporting our seasonal staff through on campus housing solutions.

All this combines to bring you our widest set of offerings we’ve had since 2019. I am excited for our staff and the support they’ll have, as well as seeing you around the park enjoying a coffee or beer, a conference or music festival, a walk in the park or a swim at the beach!

Here’s to a great summer!

-Matt Gurney / CEO

Bridge closure update -

Schedule

Weather permitting, the SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge will close in May and June at night for the following durations:

May 13 to May 17

  • 10 p.m. Saturday, May 13, to 10 a.m. Sunday, May 14
  • 11 p.m. Monday, May 15, to 4 a.m. Tuesday, May 16
  • 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, to 4 a.m. Wednesday, May 17
  • 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, to 4 a.m. Thursday, May 18

May 20 to May 24

  • 10 p.m. Saturday, May 20, to 10 a.m. Sunday, May 21
  • 11 p.m. Monday, May 22, to 4 a.m. Tuesday, May 23
  • 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, to 4 a.m. Wednesday, May 24
  • 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, to 4 a.m. Thursday, May 25

June 10 to June 14

  • 10 p.m. Saturday, June 10, to 10 a.m. Sunday, June 11
  • 11 p.m. Monday, June 12, to 4 a.m. Tuesday, June 13
  • 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, to 4 a.m. Wednesday, June 14
  • 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, to 4 a.m. Thursday, June 15

June 17 to June 21

  • 10 p.m. Saturday, June 17, to 10 a.m. Sunday, June 18
  • 11 p.m. Monday, June 19, to 4 a.m. Tuesday, June 20
  • 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, to 4 a.m. Wednesday, June 21
  • 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, to 4 a.m. Thursday, June 22
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