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Impressive architecture

We stopped on a blustery January afternoon. The building, located high on the hill, can be easily... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
MarkDonaldson
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Great little museum in there along with art work

Nice place to duck in for just the right amount of history of the community. Visiting artist was a... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
866trishak
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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A historical courthouse dating back to 1892.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped on a blustery January afternoon. The building, located high on the hill, can be easily seen in the historic area. Stop by to walk along the perimeter of the building and note the historic architectural features. Step inside to take a look at...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Nice place to duck in for just the right amount of history of the community. Visiting artist was a treat.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We just took in the Wearable Art exhibit, showing about 16 pieces from each of the past years it has been held. Excellent displays on manikins and very informative signage with each piece made this a very pleasant and eye opening exhibit. There is also...More

Thank William H
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Beautiful, old courthouse. Well maintained on the outside. Nice photo op while in upper downtown Port Townsend.

Thank cohoman
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Beautiful building! Love the sentiment of restoring this clock tower situated in the very historic and beautiful city of Port Townsend. But really-the clock BONGS every hour, on the hour. It is VERY LOUD. So sleeping at a lovely inn close by, I was woken...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Stunning building with a view to die for. A great place to walk around and take pictures. Enjoy the building - all sides but make sure to turn around and see the view too.

Thank Pat S
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Im a sucker for anything architecturally amazing, to me and a building thats over 100 years old with gargoyle facings is worth a visit. Painted and still a gem. You can see this building from most places downtown and a couple places around the hills...More

Thank jessica s
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Come on... it's just a 100+ year-old building with the architecture of the late 1800s. Still houses local court, and other county functions. Maybe interesting if you've other business there.

Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wonderful old architecture, sits up on the hill. Lots of history to be had in this old building. Neat place to see.

Thank Karen J
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is a courthouse like none other I have seen before. You can't tour it, but it's pretty spectacular. The architecture is phenomenal for a courthouse. Has a huge chime clock on it that you can hear anywhere in Port Townsend if the noise is...More

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