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Why Everyone In Washington Should Visit This One Small Town

While you may have already been to Poulsbo, Winthrop, or Leavenworth, Washington has plenty more unique small towns to discover. Another charming place you’ve got to check out is Port Townsend, located in Jefferson County at the Northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula.

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A weekend of culture, history or outdoors fun

Port Townsend your way: A weekend of culture, history or outdoors fun.  You really don’t need to make any effort at all to connect with history in Port Townsend. Just stroll pretty much any street and gawk at the 19th-century architecture.

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Smithsonian ranks Port Townsend 6 our of 20

The Smithsonian.com ranks Port Townsend as number six of the 20 best small towns to visit in 2015.

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‘Frontier Boosters’: Port Townsend’s elusive dream

From the Seattle Times - Saturday, April 6, 2014:In “Frontier Boosters,” historian Elaine Nailor chronicles the struggles of the leaders of 19th-century Port Townsend to compete with Seattle as the commercial center of Puget Sound.

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A new look at old Port Townsend

From the Seattle Times - Saturday, February 8, 2014: Port Townsend has something fun for everyone, from the thriving Northwest Maritime Center and a local history museum to a lively music, art, literary and theater scene.

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Port Townsend touted nationally as a great place to retire

A retirement-oriented website has named Port Townsend as one of the five best small towns for post-career baby boomers who want a comfortable, interesting place to spend their golden years.

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Ross Anderson writes about Cape George

Seattle Metropolitian Magazine, April 2006:  Ross Anderson, a Cape George resident wrote, "Okay, I'll say it: life's good out here with the old folks. It's taken a couple of years to admit it, but there it is.

Last year my wife and I, both of sound mind and body and still a few years shy of 60, willfully sold our home in a very nice Seattle neighborhood and moved to a senior enclave a few miles outside Port Townsend."

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Fort Worden: One-time bust now a blast

PORT TOWNSEND — For the military, Fort Worden was a bust. Much of its weaponry became obsolete not long after the fort opened in 1902 on the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula.

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If you go to Fort Worden

Fort Worden State Park: There's detailed information on the park, including the vacation housing, on the Washington State Parks web site. The Web site includes a useful housing availability calendar. Or phone the park housing office at 360-344-4434.

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Port Townsend infomation from "Where to Retire"

This section of the "Where to Retire" article provides significant information about Port Townsend's demographics. It is a bit dated as the article was published in 2000.

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