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Port Townsend, Washington's Downtown Marina with Boats and Residential Buildings (Photo: Artazum/Shutterstock)
Port Townsend, Washington (Photo: Artazum/Shutterstock)

Caroline Costello
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Port Townsend

American Cruise Lines' Puget Sound sailings typically call in Port Townsend, a small city on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. Disembark and head to town, where you can snap photos Victorian architecture, explore art galleries or tour the historic lighthouse in Fort Worden Historical State Park.

Beyond Port Townsend lies Olympic National Park and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. From whale watching tours to trail hikes in the nearby national park, there are plenty of outdoorsy excursions on offer.

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About Port Townsend


The small city of Port Townsend is walkable, and packed with cultural and historical sites.


Crowds of tourists tend to clog the town during high season.

Bottom Line

Port Townsend is a charming historical town adjacent to Olympic National Park.

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