Port Townsend

Port Townsend is a city in the Olympic Peninsula region of Washington.

historic downtown Port Townsend

Get in

By car

From U.S. 101 at the tip of Discovery Bay, SR-20 splits off and runs 13 miles to downtown. Traffic coming from the Seattle area will want to take one of the many ferries across Puget Sound to reach the peninsula. Driving the land route alone, Port Townsend is roughly a two-hour drive north of Olympia, and one hour east of Port Angeles.

By bus

By boat

Get around

Everything is in an easy walking distance. When you don't feel like walking it is easy to catch a bus to anywhere in the town.


Port Townsend Courthouse


A house in the historic district
Uptown Theatre


Rose Theatre & Elks Building



In sharp contrast to many other American towns, Port Townsend has several historic downtown hotels.

Go next

Port Townsend is connected to Coupeville on Whidbey Island via the Washington State Ferries. It is also relatively close to Olympic National Park and the Kitsap Peninsula.

Routes through Port Townsend

Ends at W S  S  N  Car ferry → Coupeville Burlington

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