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Northwest Maritime Center

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431 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5723
+1 360-385-3628
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This is a good spot to get information on anything connected to the sea around Port Townsend and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patti4709
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Port Townsend, Washington
via mobile
A Very Unique Marine Center

A must to visit! Actually see craftsman working / restoring old wooden boats of various sizes. A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lbbirch69
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Port Townsend, Washington
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“boat building” (5 reviews)
“boat show” (3 reviews)
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431 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5723
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+1 360-385-3628
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"wooden boat festival"
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"boat building"
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"boat show"
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"rowing club"
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"cozy coffee shop"
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"rat island"
in 2 reviews
"labor day"
in 3 reviews
"gift store"
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"boats"
in 38 reviews
"classes"
in 8 reviews
"simulator"
in 4 reviews
"shells"
in 6 reviews
"boating"
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"velocity"
in 3 reviews
"nautical"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good spot to get information on anything connected to the sea around Port Townsend and the place you want to go to for tickets to the Wooden Boat Festival. Plus it’s a great spot to buy a souvenir with good T-shirt’s and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must to visit! Actually see craftsman working / restoring old wooden boats of various sizes. A cozy coffee shop, and gift store inside. Many nautical supplies: line, cleats etc. A library upstairs, and the third floor at the end of the building has a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun little place to walk thru and see the Things people have created. Great for the whole family.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

There's a very nice chandlery, sure, and some boats displayed on the tarmac and some shells displayed in the shell barn, and the Velocity coffee shop.. Very pleasant building, a pier, and great waterfront ambience. All very nice for the visitor. But the real value...More

1  Thank William H
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Check it out. It is volunteer operated but the staff come with different backgrounds and passionate with their work.

1  Thank Bennette S
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

If you love boats, you'll love this place. Take the tour - well worth it. Especially the captain training center upstairs - don't miss that. A computerized training system for boat captains. And all the wood and hand-built boats. You will want to start building...More

1  Thank davemonahan21
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

The NW Maritime Center is two big buildings where you can learn more about wooden boat building, they also store rowing shells and a few other boats. There is a great gift shop and coffee shop in the complex also. And the weekend after Labor...More

1  Thank md2242
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

This was worth the stop. Very interesting; even the teenagers in our group found this exceptional. The people were very happy to point out interesting things, show us some of the tricks, and we generally had a good time.

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Wow! Kids were building a boat in one week! And there's a navigation training available as well. The Maritime Center is a GREAT experience. It's a working center and a good place to volunteer!

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Reviewed June 23, 2017

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
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