Info & Insights

  • Fort Worden Updates Regarding COVID-19 – March 18, 2020 UPDATE on our RESTAURANTS - MARCH 18, 2020 Both Reveille at the Commons (as of March 20) and Taps at the Guardhouse will be closed until further notice in alignment with executive orders from the Governor. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back in… Read More
  • Fort Worden Updates Regarding COVID-19 Dear Fort Worden Community Members, We wanted to let you know of our plans with staffing and operations to help slow the spread of COVID-19. While we’re told that most people with this virus will experience mild illness, we recognize people’s concerns and the impact the virus can have on… Read More
  • Fort Worden’s Christmas’ Past There have been over a hundred Christmas celebrations at Fort Worden since its commissioning in 1902. Two that come to mind this holiday season took place in 1917 and 1918. One hundred years ago, our country had been at war for eight months (Congress declared war on Germany April 6,… Read More
  • Pearl Harbor Closes Fort Worden When word reached Fort Worden and the town that Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii had been attacked by Japan and that a state of war existed, it was a much different reaction than when the country went to war a short twenty-four years earlier. The surprise attack in the Pacific… Read More
  • Castle Continues its Haunting Attraction Located on Madrona Hill in Fort Worden, the brick tower resembling a rook from a giant chess set has a long and storied past. The story starts in 1883, when John B. Alexander who was rector of St. Paul Episcopal Church (corner of Tyler and Jefferson), purchased land on a… Read More