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Port Townsend Travel Guide  

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Info about Port Townsend

Area:
24 km2
Elevation:
40 m
Overview

Nestled in the northeast corner of the Quimper Peninsula, the harbour city of Port Townsend is the seat of Jefferson County in Washington, USA. It is spread over an area of 24.5 sq km and has a population of around 10,000.
Officially settled in 1851, the city was originally named as ‘Port Townshend’ by Captain George Vancouver for his friend, the Marquis of Townshend, in 1792.
Port Townsend has a maritime climate. Summers are moderate with temperatures ranging from 22°C to 12°C. Winters are mild with temperatures varying from 3°C to 7°C.
Port Townsend serves as a base for people exploring the Olympic National Park and as a port for the Washington State Ferry. Visitors can indulge in adventure activities in the mountains or simply marvel at the scenic marine beauty in a boat ride. The uptown area is lined with historical Victorian buildings and has a vibrant cultural environment.
 

Area code:
0360
Time zone:
UTC+-8
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Overall Guide : Rothschild House Museum takes you back to the 1800s when D.C.H. Rothschild lived in the town and dealt with a variety of merchandise. Port Townsend Marine Science Center aims to understand and preserve the marine environment and shoreline. ... more It offers various educational programs, exhibits and publications for achieving the same. Ancestral Spirits Gallery offers the finest of North-American native art. Earthenworks has earned the reputation of being one of the top craft and art galleries of America. They have a vast display of both contemporary and traditional artworks; however the emphasis is on the latter. Kelly Art Deco Light Museum showcases more then four-hundred fixtures which include wall scones, table lights and hanging chandeliers giving glimpses of the past from 1928 to 1938. Port Townsend Aero Museum is the regions most recent and exciting aviation museum.
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