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Address: 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone Number: 360.385.3628
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What a great glimpse of history and of a art and craft that is quickly passing by. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a real treat!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
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Holland, Michigan USA
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Holland, Michigan USA
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237 reviews 237 reviews
70 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

What a great glimpse of history and of a art and craft that is quickly passing by. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a real treat!

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

On a recent Saturday walk-about we made another stop at the NW Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Washington. Located on the North end of downtown, this facility is the perfect cap to a walk downtown. It's hard to resist the beauty and grace of well made wooden boat and everything that goes into them. This center serves many purposes. It's... More 

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Ferndale, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Loving to make model wooden boats, this is a place we always visit when in Port Townsand. The new Maritime Center offers such a variety of activities.

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Seattle
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Located right on the waterfront in downtown Port Townsend, beside a great view point of Townsend Bay, the architect of the building is gem you don't want to miss.

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Rutland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The NW Maritime Center is a great place to visit and it is free. The complex contains a very nice Coffee shop with excellent espresso drinks and pastries (a little on the spendy side!), a gift store, chandlery and a wooden boat building school. On many days you can watch as wooden boats are being built or restored. The waterfront... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We missed the Wooden Boat Festival by a week, but had the chance to see where they restore and build wooden boats, with several in various stages of completion. The folks at the center were friendly and informative, and the Center is well worth seeing. Admission is free, and they accept donations.

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Forest Grove, Oregon, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Fascinating working boat works. We were given a free boat tour of the harbor with lots of historic details from the "captain".

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My nephew's wedding reception was here and the setting was delightful! The food was served family style at each table with a "plated-type" set up (assigned seating at round tables). The appetizers were delicious and we loved the oysters on the half shell…most fun was tossing the empty shells back into the ocean water below!

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Port Hadlock, Washington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Between the two building are clean restrooms, the other public restrooms are a little nasty. Other than the potties this is a less visited end of town with parking normally available. A newer dock and a cute coffee shop with big windows that open for a cool sea breeze in the summer. Also wonderful space to rent for a party... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Better yet look on line for classes! When in the area we always go thru here. Wooden boat making, great chandlery for all kinds of supplies, gifts and nautical stuff. Sign up online for classes in navigation at a top notch facility!

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