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Northwest Maritime Center

#5 of 45 things to do in Port Townsend Features Animals
431 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5723
+1 360-385-3628
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Very interesting, great to talk with the Craftsmen

This was worth the stop. Very interesting; even the teenagers in our group found this exceptional... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike H
Phoenix, Arizona

Wow! Kids were building a boat in one week! And there's a navigation training available as well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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431 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5723
+1 360-385-3628
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was worth the stop. Very interesting; even the teenagers in our group found this exceptional. The people were very happy to point out interesting things, show us some of the tricks, and we generally had a good time.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Kids were building a boat in one week! And there's a navigation training available as well. The Maritime Center is a GREAT experience. It's a working center and a good place to volunteer!

Thank miller3224
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Very enjoyable to see works in progress. We go every year to the Wooden Boat Festival. The town has so many boating related sites as well as the boats that are in the harbor

Thank turtlegirl178
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Learn about Thea Foss, the inspiration for Tugboat Annie, see wooden boats, maritime memorabilia, Mosquito Fleet information and more. Several interesting collections. For kids there is a marine life touch tank and harbor clean up education. A must-do when in Tacoma.

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Really nice building with wooden boats, racing skulls and more. Fun to see what is new and a great location for having a coffee and watching the boats coming out of the marina also.

Thank vangoghbouvier
Reviewed 20 April 2017

My visit to Port Townsend was specifically to see the Wooden Boat Foundation and the beautiful eight-seat boats built by George Pocoik (The Boys in the Boat) for rowing teams all over the US. The local Rat Island Rowing Club has restored some, and is...More

Thank TripEvalu8
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My favorite place to visit whenever we are in Port Townsend. Love to watch them working on all of the different boats. The Chandlery is a great place to shop as well. Always leave with something from there.

Thank deepowell
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Nice staff, very friendly. Lots of col stuff to enjoy and purchase. Very local, but they do have items form outside of the Port Townsend area.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is not an official museum or display but rather is the workshop of folks building and renovating small wooden boats. You are free to go in, look around and chat with anyone who happens to be working. There are photos and stories of the...More

Thank Kay S
Reviewed 3 January 2017

A cool place to see wooden boat crafts being preserved. You can wander through on your own and see boats in the process of being build and/or repaired, and see craftspeople working on boats. I'm sure there are special tours and events you can participate...More

Thank BDeWitt
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