Weekend escape to Port Townsend
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Weekend getaway to Port Townsend, Washington

Weekend escape to Port Townsend

The Port Townsend Leader called the Hastings Building “the most elegant in the city” when it was constructed in 1889. 

 (Paul Boorstin)
Weekend escape to Port Townsend

Port Townsend is home to many beautifully restored buildings that date back to the late 19th century.

 (Paul Boorstin)
Weekend escape to Port Townsend

“Susan the Fiddler” plays for tourists in the Downtown Historic District of Port Townsend.

 (Paul Boorstin)
Weekend escape to Port Townsend

The second-floor lounge at the Palace Hotel features Victorian furniture, adding to the hotel’s traveling-back-in-time ambiance.

 (Paul Boorstin)
Weekend escape to Port Townsend

The Palace Hotel is located in a historic building that once housed a bordello. Today it features 19 guest rooms and is ideally located in the heart of the Downtown Historic District.

 

 (Paul Boorstin)
Weekend escape to Port Townsend

So-called salt-water hippies started Port Townsend’s wooden-boat-revival movement in 1978. The city’s annual Wooden Boat Festival has attracted thousands of enthusiasts for decades.

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Weekend escape to Port Townsend

Grymm Dupp, owner and guide of the Twisted History tour, shows visitors the historic building that housed a clam cannery in the late 1880s. Today it is a private home.

 (Paul Boorstin)
Weekend escape to Port Townsend

Patrons enjoy dinner in the spacious Silverwater Cafe, which is located in a  historic building that once housed the Elks Lodge.

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