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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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A boat lovers paradise

If you love boats, you'll love this place. Take the tour - well worth it. Especially the captain... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Bothell, Washington
Stop by to watch wooden boat building

The NW Maritime Center is two big buildings where you can learn more about wooden boat building... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Seattle, Washington
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431 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5723
+1 360-385-3628
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Reviewed 17 September 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

Thank davemonahan21
Reviewed 9 September 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

Thank md2242
Reviewed 5 August 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
Reviewed 29 July 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!

Thank miller3224
Reviewed 23 June 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
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
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