Welcome to Fort Worden, a place where people and ideas meet. Set on 434 acres of parkland, Fort Worden is located in Port Townsend, Washington, on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Visitors come from all over the world to learn, explore their creativity and share memorable experiences.
Stay for a few days, a week or more to discover all the great things Fort Worden has to offer. From jazz concerts to Fiddle Tunes, writing workshops to sailing camp, Fort Worden’s broad beaches, forest trails and historic buildings have something for everyone. Our meeting and event facilities can accommodate families, small or large groups, conferences, reunions, weddings and more.
Come experience Fort Worden for yourself. It’s a gathering place you’ll never forget.
Beginning more than a century ago, Fort Worden served as a military base designed to protect Puget Sound from an invasion that never came. Fort Worden, Fort Flagler and Fort Casey together formed the “Triangle of Fire” to protect navy bases and cities in the Pacific Northwest. The State of Washington acquired the fort, using it first as a home for wayward juveniles, then reopening it in 1973 as a state park. In the 1980s, Fort Worden served as the backdrop to the Hollywood blockbuster movie “An Officer and a Gentleman.” Today, along with the numerous events and activities happening on the fort grounds, visitors can explore the batteries and bunkers that were built at the turn of the century and visit the Coast Artillery Museum to learn more about Fort Worden’s past.
We offer a wide range of accommodations that are available year round. Stay in historic housing on Officers’ Row, cottages with bluff-top views of Admiralty Inlet, Non-Commissioned Officers’ homes, dormitory housing for groups, and campgrounds on the beach and in the woods. Try a different one each time you visit!
When you visit Fort Worden, you’ll have access to numerous cultural, educational and outdoor activities in a picturesque setting. Here are just a few things to do:
As a gathering place for lifelong learning, Fort Worden is home to 15 organizations that host a variety of inspiring programs in the arts, culture, history, sciences, handcrafts and literature.
Take a dance class, build furniture, pet a sea star, listen to Jazz masters perform, see a play and much more. Click below to find a program, event or activity perfect for you and your family. Visit program websites above for more events.
Lorem Lorem Building
8 - 9:45 AM
Lorem Lorem Building