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Northwest Maritime Center

#5 of 44 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 center for boats in progress as well as completed and vintage boats

Very enjoyable to see works in progress. We go every year to the Wooden Boat Festival. The town has... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Clatskanie, Oregon
Right on the waterfront. Museum, Event Space and Education Center

Learn about Thea Foss, the inspiration for Tugboat Annie, see wooden boats, maritime memorabilia... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Elizabeth R
Vancouver, Washington
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431 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5723
+1 360-385-3628
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 21 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 30 April 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 19 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 10 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 29 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
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Fun to visit! Take time to look around! There is a coffee place inside, as well as a gift shop too! Boat store for boat items! Several items for children including a variety of books!

Thank PA28PortAngeles_WA
Reviewed 18 October 2016

People working on their boats are very willing to share and answer questions, Interesting place and a wonderful opportunity to learn from folks who truly love maritime stuff.

Thank Loyal M
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