A Victorian seaport and arts community, Port Townsend has been identified for decades as a top tourist destination for arts and culture.
Port Townsend offers diverse and enriching cultural amenities in the culinary, performing, visual, and literary arts, as well as in the areas of crafts, wood carving, boat building, and maker’s spaces. For a city of its size (9,500), its offerings are comparable to much larger cities in large, metropolitan markets. We are characterized by a rich landscape of Victorian architecture, historic landmarks, maritime industries, museums, and natural/environmental attractions that draw visitors from the world over.
It boasts a 434-acre state park with arts and learning at its core, as does Fort Worden State Park, home to Centrum, the Port Townsend School of the Arts, Port Townsend School of Woodworking, Peninsula College, Goddard College, Madrona Mindbody Institute, Coast Artillery Museum, Copper Canyon Press, Rainshadow Recording Studio, and Corvidae Press.