Fort Worden State Park
Port Townsend, Washington
200 Battery Way
Fort Worden was a US Army base from 1902 to 1953, one of three forts built to protect the entrance to Puget Sound's Admiralty Inlet. It was later purchased by Washington State and used for a while as a juvenile detention facility before it was converted to a state park.
Fort Worden State Park features over two miles of shoreline, a conference cetner, camping, hiking and biking trails, boating, crabbing, diving and exploration of the old military base facilities, including its batteries, bunkers and other fortifications. The park is also home to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and the Point Wilson Lighthouse.
Old Fort Worden (O14A0039)
Point Wilson Lighthouse (O14A0352)
Built in 1913, the 51-foot-tall Point Wilson Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse on Puget Sound.
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Around Town, Port Townsend, Washington
- Mt Walker Viewpoint, Quilcene, Washington
- Fort Casey State Park, Coupeville, Washington