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Northwest Maritime Center

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Address: 431 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5723
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+1 360-385-3628

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Really cool place to visit and learn

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2017
Mark M
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Bigfork, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is not an official museum or display but rather is the workshop of folks building and renovating small wooden boats. You are free to go in, look around and chat with anyone who happens to be working. There are photos and stories of the "project boats" that the volunteers are restoring right there in the workshop.. The center has... More 

Thank Kay S
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

A cool place to see wooden boat crafts being preserved. You can wander through on your own and see boats in the process of being build and/or repaired, and see craftspeople working on boats. I'm sure there are special tours and events you can participate if you want a more structured or guided experience.

Thank BDeWitt
Port Angeles,WA
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Fun to visit! Take time to look around! There is a coffee place inside, as well as a gift shop too! Boat store for boat items! Several items for children including a variety of books!

Thank PA28PortAngeles_WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

People working on their boats are very willing to share and answer questions, Interesting place and a wonderful opportunity to learn from folks who truly love maritime stuff.

Thank Loyal M
Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

You can buy everything for your boat (which, in Port Townsend, is often a wooden boat!) here, from rope to dinner ware. Good organic coffee, nice people, and lots of beautiful wooden boats to check out.

1 Thank Sharon B
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A Great Facility and a Great Host of the Annual Wooden Boat Festival! Perfectly located on the water-front, it is just a hop, skip and jump away from the water-side boardwalk, and PT's main harbor. A great place to view the many boats that came out for the festival. The center itself has a nice little coffee/pastry shop with many... More 

1 Thank Keith-B-Robinson
Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We bought our blown blue glass end table lamps here as well as nautical charts and littel nautical theme dodads..

1 Thank geronimo6930
Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience to see all the incredible wooden boats of all sizes and learn about their history. Enjoyed observing the passion of the boat owners and found the boat building seminars intriguing.

1 Thank karo46
Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Here right now for the Wooden Boat Show! What an event! Boats galore, Classes for the three days, food, boat excursions, demonstrations going on during the entire show! This has been our dream to come to for a long time and we finally made it!! They even have an area for kids to build a toy wooden boat, a carousel,... More 

1 Thank brendi934

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