City of Port Townsend

Date Visited:   Sunday, March 24, 2002
Visited With:   Darlene
County:   Jefferson

The City of Port Townsend is a Victorian-Style port city in Jefferson County located on the NW end of the Puget Sound.  

Although I have been to Port Townsend many times, it still remains one of my most favorite cities in Washington State. 
Port Townsend's largest annual event is the Rhododendron Festival, held the second weekend of May. A great festival! 
I have both participated in and watched the parade, which, in my opinion, is one of the best in the state.

Fort Worden, one of the original three World War I era military settlements, is located in Port Townsend. Now a state park,
it offers many activities for the day tripper. Additionally, downtown Port Townsend has many unique shops, restaurants, galleries, and great sidewalks for window shoppers.

Not only is Port Townsend very accessible by car, a Washington State Ferry run between Port Townsend and Keystone
on Whidbey Island. For more information, please visit 
Jefferson County
Jefferson County's Web Site
18th Largest County - County Seat: Port Townsend
county map

Jefferson County, a land of forested mountains and seashores, is located in the central portion of the Olympic Peninsula in northwestern Washington. American settlers petitioned successfully for a county government and the Oregon Territorial Legislature proclaimed Jefferson a county December 22, 1852, shortly before Washington Territory was established by Congress in 1853.