Northwest Maritime Center – Port Townsend
Northwest Maritime Center
Northwest Maritime Center. The mission of Northwest Maritime Center is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery. We’re many things, and at our core we are a campus that uses powerful maritime experiences to educate, inspire people to adventure, and celebrate our maritime culture. We do it for our own love of boats, in service to the local community and maritime industry, but mostly because regardless of the subject, the sea is the most powerful teacher we know.
Rent Our Facility
Located at the intersection of the historic downtown district and Point Hudson, our LEED Gold-certified facilities include meeting and event spaces that can be configured to accommodate a wide range of groups–from small meetings to large celebrations.
Learn Our History
Founded in 1978, after the first and highly successful Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, the Wooden Boat Foundation has grown over three decades to serve nearly 150,000 people annually in its educational programs, events and services.
Meet the Staff
Contact information for our staff of full- and part-time year-round employees.
Join Our Staff
See what openings we may have available.
Meet Our Sponsors
Learn more about the great businesses and community that support our organization.
Meet the Board
Meet the hardworking men and women who serve on our Board of Directors.
Meet the Pilothouse Association
Meet the generous individuals and organizations who helped get us off the ground.
Read Our Annual Report (PDF)
View our most recent (2014) Annual Report for an overview of our programs and a list of our many supporters.
Enjoy these short videos showing different aspects of our work and how our supporters make amazing things happen here at the Northwest Maritime Center! (Click to view.)