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The Rothschild House

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A glimpse back in time

Bonnie, the wonderful woman manning the desk, was fantastic! She gave us a wealth of history about... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
Arlington, United States
via mobile
nice history stop

Not a mansion, but a nice house with all original Victorian furnishings, a lovely view and a pretty... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
San Jose, California
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Step through the kitchen door of the Rothschild House and step back to the 1800's. Located at the corner of Jefferson and Taylor Streets in uptown Port Townsend, the Rothschild House has been left as the family remembered it from its early years. As...more
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418 Taylor Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368-6629
+1 360-379-8076
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Bonnie, the wonderful woman manning the desk, was fantastic! She gave us a wealth of history about the house, family & Port Townsend itself before letting us loose to wander the house. Looking back in time is interesting, but Bonnie being there and lending a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 63lisan
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Not a mansion, but a nice house with all original Victorian furnishings, a lovely view and a pretty lavender garden. If you're into old houses this one is definitely worth a stop.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank M W
Reviewed May 15, 2018

A small but beautifully presented museum that evokes the history of Port Townsend and one family. Perfectly sealed in a time capsule, this small museum tells the tale of the Rothschild family. Friendly staff and easy to find and park. Recommended.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed March 3, 2018

A great quick visit into the pages of history, enjoy! Locals volunteer to man the place with a lot of historical antiques.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Bennette S
Reviewed July 19, 2017

The Rothschild house is extremely interesting. It's not the NY Rothschilds you might be familiar with. It's a rather small house in uptown Port Townsend that's full of local history. The tours are self-guided with lots of information available. Worth your time.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Patricia H
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The museum is one of founders of Port Townsend. The view from the windows in the front of the houseis one of the best views of the whole area.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed May 30, 2017

Interesting that someone so wealthy lived in such a tiny home. It is much larger than it looks from the outside.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank TravelingBl0ndie
Reviewed May 22, 2017

This charming home will take you back into Port Townsend's life and lifestyle in the 1860s. Wonderfully restored, and staffed by well-informed docents.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed November 22, 2016

This house is a wonderfully preserved 1860's house with original furnishings and decorations. The kitchen is displayed as though the cook just left and the children's room has the games out as though they will be back soon. The view is gorgeous - a true...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Cherie B
Reviewed September 30, 2016

My son (age 20) and I got in the last day of The Rosthschild House season and I am so glad we did. Incredible restoration of the Rosthchild family home with 90% of items in the home are original. The view from the front porch...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Andaguatemala
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