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Jefferson County Courthouse

Address: Port Townsend, WA
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
Owner description: A historical courthouse dating back to 1892.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: A historical courthouse dating back to 1892.
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English first
Port Townsend, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a wonderful place to see old Port Townsend. You can stroll the halls and check out the views from one of the oldest court houses in Washington. The architecture is awesome, worth a few photos.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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477 reviews 477 reviews
309 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It's quite imposing and you can see it quite well as you come in on the ferry. To me it has almost a Victorian look but it is apparently Romanesque. Stop and take a look if in Port Townsend.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is a wonderful building to look at. Go and check it out and just enjoy it's beauty. A work of art, but watch out for the time, if it is on the hour or half hour, the clock bells are really, really loud.

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MORENO VALLEY
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341 reviews 341 reviews
131 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Incredible Historic building at the top of the hill. Only saw this from the outside on a weekend, right when the sun was going down. Quite the structure. Stop and take a good look at it.

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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

You can't miss it ! This is a very large gorgeous historic building , built in the late 1800's . It sits on a hill(uptown) overlooking Port Townsend Bay ...gorgeous views. This is where all county business gets done . The clock tower is lit up at night too , and bells ring to announce the time . Right down... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This old Victorian building is a beauty to behold. Drive around it and enjoy how well it was built. The inside is dated and needs some upgrading, but that does not detract from this centerpiece for Port Townsend.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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206 reviews 206 reviews
66 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Old building, Fast service. A Courthouse with class. And the staff is helpful. Amazing. Jefferson County is small but a great county to live in.

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new westminster
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181 reviews 181 reviews
78 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

great architechiture and right locate at the old historic downtown of port townsend. close to the waterfront pier and some other attractions, this is a beautiful building and people working there are friendly and nice

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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

great architechture and a living piece of democracy. for county workers they are all very pleasant and very helpful.

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Quimper, WA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Free Free Free. A great old bld that is mostly the same for the last 100 years. The Courthouse and the Federal Building, USPS and Customs House just down the road to the north are all free and authentic.

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