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Address: Port Townsend, WA
08:30 - 16:30
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A historical courthouse dating back to 1892.

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Great historic building!

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

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Karen J
Port Ludlow, Washington, United States
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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
Port Ludlow, Washington, United States
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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
Yelm, Washington
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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 quiet enough. I heard it from the ferry. As a law student I would've have... More 

Thank Washington-Adventure
West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

This courthouse is located in Port Townsend but serves all of Jefferson County. It's beautiful brick and fretwork architecture can be seen from almost all over town--uptown or downtown.

Thank DoloresJacoby
Grapeview, Washington
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

This old courthouse is beautiful on the outside. It was fun to walk around inside to look for some of the old architectural details. It is a working courthouse so has offices scattered about the different floors but you are free to walk around to take a look. You are not able to go up in the tower, which I... More 

Thank Jim B
Port Townsend, Washington
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

The building is architecturally interesting. The interior is a working courthouse with an extravagant stairway and all of the accoutrements to be expected of an old, original, American courthouse. The people who are providing our community services from their offices in the courthouse are friendly and helpful. It's certainly worth a visit.

Thank evaesq
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

My sister-in-law and I were on a 10 day Road trip and drove into Port Townsend. High on a hill was this amazing structure. We had to bet closer. This beautiful, old, well maintained courthouse dates back to the 1890s. We could not help but admire it. Situated up on a hill one can see it from many areas around... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is the place to go if you sell your car or boat and need to register it, want to get marriage license, or do any other type of legal matter. It is a lovely historic building. One note, you must enter the building from the side and not up the beautiful majestic steps in front.

Thank Mary Anne D
Oregon Coast
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

This is a beautiful old courthouse, and we could not help but admire it. You can see it from many areas around town. It was built in the 1890's and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Port Hadlock, Washington
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Reviewed 11 May 2015

The county keeps the court house in relatively stable condition, some of the ceilings look like they are in need of repair. The building is a pretty good thing to visit for tourists though at least architecturally, most of it like the Post Office hasn't been reworked since it was built, or gussied up for that matter, so you can... More 

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