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Northwest Maritime Center

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431 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5723
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touring the maritime center is intriguing. Learned lots about boats, the water and navigation. The center has many learning opportunities for local school children. Really a great asset to the community.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank louisetw2017
Reviewed July 21, 2018

We visited this Maritime Center as casually walking by and were amazed by what we found inside. There were several individuals either building or making substantial repairs on wooden boats. As were were wondering through the facility, several of the craftsmen stopped to chat with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank terry424
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a good spot to get information on anything connected to the sea around Port Townsend and the place you want to go to for tickets to the Wooden Boat Festival. Plus it’s a great spot to buy a souvenir with good T-shirt’s and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Patti4709
Reviewed June 19, 2018

A must to visit! Actually see craftsman working / restoring old wooden boats of various sizes. A cozy coffee shop, and gift store inside. Many nautical supplies: line, cleats etc. A library upstairs, and the third floor at the end of the building has a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank lbbirch69
Reviewed June 14, 2018

This is a fun little place to walk thru and see the Things people have created. Great for the whole family.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michael K
Reviewed March 12, 2018

There's a very nice chandlery, sure, and some boats displayed on the tarmac and some shells displayed in the shell barn, and the Velocity coffee shop.. Very pleasant building, a pier, and great waterfront ambience. All very nice for the visitor. But the real value...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank William H
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Check it out. It is volunteer operated but the staff come with different backgrounds and passionate with their work.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Bennette S
Reviewed September 17, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed September 9, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank md2242
Reviewed August 5, 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mike H
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