|Port Townsend Aero Museum. The Port Townsend Aero Museum preserves aviation history in the Pacific Northwest. Located 45 miles northwest of Seattle, flanked by the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound, the museum contributes to a vibrant community. Our youth mentorship program is second to none. Young adults participate in all aspects of operations, including restoration and flight activities. Our collection includes a variety of antique and classic aircraft. We regularly fly those aircraft that are safe and airworthy. Restorations are performed in-house by an expert group of mechanics and volunteers. Our shop also performs contract restoration work. The museum is publicly owned and receives no tax-based funding. If you like our program, please consider contributing.
Thank you for visiting!
Coast Artillery Museum – Port Townsend
On January 1, 2016 CAM will once again be participating in the State Parks First Day Hike Program. Coast Artillery Museum – Port Townsend. We’ll be starting near Battery Randol/Memory’s Vault at the top of Artillery Hill. This year we’ll be doing it a little differently. We’ll give a brief historical talk, then provide people with a pamphlet that provides a self-guided walking tour. That way people can take as long as they want, and cover as much of the area as they’d like. We’ll also provide at least one guided tour at 1 PM, plus additional talks and self-guided tour information as people show up until 3PM. Bring a flashlight if possible, cell phone flashlights will do, and people can share a light if necessary.
Coast Artillery Museum – Port Townsend. If we have enough volunteers current plans are to also have the Harbor Entrance Control Post open for tours, and we may start everything there. If so there will be signs directing people to the HECP from Memory’s Vault, it’s about 100 yards away.
The museum is located in Building 201 (one of the original 1904 Barracks) next to the Park Office at Fort Worden. It is open 365 days/year 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend we have extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: Effective April 1, 2013 rates are $4 adults, $2 ages 6-12, and a $10 family value package covering 2 generations. Admission is free for children ages 5 and younger and active duty service members. Effective August 15, 2014 partners and dependents of active duty military service members pay half price. Group rates are available for students, scouts and similar organizations by prior arrangement. Please Contact the Museum.
Help support Washington State Parks, purchase a Discover Pass. Passes are available at (click on the names for a Google Map) the Friends of Fort Worden Gift Shop (in their new location), the Coast Artillery Museum at Fort Worden, the Marine Science Center at Fort Worden, the Registration Desk in the Commons, and some other Fort Worden Partners for $30 without any additional charges so you save $5. Because the Partners sell the Pass at cost without any markup, some only take cash or checks. The Coast Artillery Museum, the Gift Shop and the Registration Desk in the Commons can accept credit cards.
Visit Fortworden.org for information about accommodations and events at the Fort.
Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day the Harbor Entrance Control Post will be open for tours on Saturdays from 11 AM to 3 PM, and there is a free, guided Walking Tour of Artillery Hill beginning at 1 PM on Saturdays, starting in the grassy field near Battery Randol. The walking tour covers 1-1.5 miles and can last up to 2 hours if people are interested, but you’re welcome to join up or leave at any time. A flashlight is advised, but not required. Donations are always appreciated, we have a box at the HECP when it’s open, and always at the Museum. Occasional extra days are scheduled, please see our Upcoming Events page for details.
The tours are also available for groups at any time by special arrangement, please call the Museum at (360) 385-0373 to discuss it. For those unable to walk to the top of the hill, you can check in at the Park office and present a Washington State disabled parking pass or equivalent to make arrangements to drive to the top of the hill. You will still need to be able to navigate uneven ground and some stairs to make the tour itself.
200 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Port Townsend Aero Museum
|The Port Townsend Aero Museum began operations in 2001, founded by experienced aircraft restorers Jerry and Peggy Thoutte. With an initial donation of six flying antique aircraft and several restoration projects, the museum quickly attracted a group of dedicated young volunteers. The youth mentorship program grew alongside the collection.|
|The museum was originally based out of a scattering of hangars at the west end of the airport. Fundraising for a new building was a major undertaking, with proceeds coming from contract work, rummage sales, online auctions and individual donations. After seven years of hard work by museum volunteers and contributers, along with generous support from the community and local contractors, we were proud to open our new $3.5 million facility to the public in the summer of 2008. Work has now begun on a restoration shop near the new buildling. Plans are in place for continued expansion over the next several years.|
|Several hundred young adults have participated in the mentorship program over the years. Our aircraft collection continues to grow. We fly our airplanes regularly, visiting select events during the airshow season. We are a dynamic organization serving our community and the greater Puget Sound region. We invite you to stop by and see for yourself!|
May 2016 Events NW Maritime Center
2015 Victorian Heritage Festival – Port Townsend, WA
The 2015 Victorian Festival will celebrate Port Townsend’s extraordinary maritime traditions and history and is scheduled for March 20-22, 2015.
The Victorian Heritage Festival is organized by Olympic Peninsula Steam with support from Victorian Society: Northwest and celebrates Port Townsend’s unique role as an exquisitely preserved historical seaport surviving and thriving as a modern city.
Join us March 20-22, 2015, for a celebration of our region’s 19th Century history – bringing together scholars, enthusiasts and curiosity-seekers from across the Pacific Northwest to present historic exhibits, steam boats, fashion show, firearms presentations, manly arts of self defense, insiders historic building tours, sea shanty singers, and more!
Kick off Friday night with our pub crawl – featuring saloons, “shanghai tunnels,” and fine vintage cocktails through a staggering selection of Port Townsend’s (in)famous watering holes.
Saturday looks back to Port Townsend’s maritime tradition along Water St. As always enjoy the stunning Victorian Fashion Show and the Grand Victorian Ball.
Visit http://www.vicfest.org/ for continuous updates on events!
Enjoy all the great spots to dine and shop in Port Townsend, WA
While here, stay at the Blue Gull Inn B&B. https://bluegullinn.com
For things to do check out EnjoyPT.com http://www.enjoypt.com
Visit the Blue Gull Inn B&B in Historic Port Townsend, Washington’s Victorian Seaport and Arts Community. Our web site is www.bluegullinn.com. For real estate contact John Eissinger at Remax www.johneissinger.com.
Our bed & breakfast was one of the first homes built in Port Townsend, WA. The Blue Gull Inn B&B was built by ND Hill in 1868. The Hill Family lived in this home for 101 years, until 1959. Just 2 blocks down the street lived Robert Crosby Hill, he was the local banker.
Choose one of our 6 comfortable guest rooms, 2 with whirlpool tubs.
The Blue Gull Inn B&B is located in Uptown, just 5 blocks from downtown Port Townsend, WA.
Check out our web site at www.bluegullinn.com
We are again hosting the Victorian Festival Teas this year. I’m a tea drinker and huge fan of the whole process of having “Afternoon Tea”! Something about “tea sandwiches & scones” always gets my attention…
Join us for a lovely time with friends and tea, here at the Blue Gull Inn, March 24~25…see you there!