Washington December 02, 2016
The One Town In Washington That’s Anything But Ordinary
There are so many beautiful locations to see within the great state of Washington, especially once you start making your way out toward the Olympic Peninsula. Taking the time to explore all of the
natural wonders that are waiting to be discovered in this area is something everyone should have on their bucket lists/ There’s also one particular place out in this neck of the woods that you won’t want to miss out on. A historic gem of the Evergreen State, there’s nothing ordinary about Port Townsend.
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Located in Jefferson County with a population of just over 9,000 residents, Port Townsend is like taking a refreshing step back in time.
Out on the Northeast tip of our Olympic Peninsula, the area is known for its historical beauty and Victorian structures.
One of our country's National Historic Landmark Districts, the scenic area features over a handful of historic buildings that have been preserved to this day.
Explore the small area and you'll quickly stumble upon breathtaking architecture from the 19th Century that has stood the tests of time.
In town you'll even be able to find Port Townsend's Antique Mall, filled with objects you'd never be able to find at your average mall or convenience store.
Located on Washington Street and including 15,000 square feet of space, the
features over forty antique dealers from the Northwest. With an inventory that always varies and is frequently changing, the mall is open seven days a week and is waiting for you to come visit!
Appreciate the past even further by stopping by the Kelly Art Deco Light Museum.
Focusing on the era between 1928 and 1938, the unique museum features over four hundred fixtures that you'll wish you could take home with you. You'll love how fascinated you'll be to learn about these rare light fixtures that are all part of our history at the
Kelly Art Deco Light Museum
. Open Monday through Saturday from 10AM until 5PM,
You'll even be find an eye-catching restaurant with interior decor that includes dollar bills hanging from all over the place!
This certainly doesn't go along with the charming Victorian theme that is so beautifully carried throughout Port Townsend, but
is certainly not ordinary and worth visiting. This quirky dining establishment is home to some of the best milkshakes and burgers you'll ever taste!
Thinking of taking a getaway to Port Townsend? There's plenty of historic hotels in town that will give you the pleasure of making you trip back in time an overnight experience.
If you're looking for a wonderful place to stay the night in Port Townsend, then lay your eyes on the gorgeous
Ann Starret Mansion
. Equipped with the perfect location that's right in the heart of this historic district, the building was originally a mansion was built back in 1899. The hotel is now made up of a variety of rooms that are all fit for royalty, with an unbelievable spiral staircase that will steal your breath away.
Another gorgeous area in town where you can soak up more of Port Townsend's intriguing history? The Fort Worden State Park.
The place where you'll be able to find beautiful landmarks like our Point Wilson Lighthouse, the state park is well-known for historic buildings and structures that are still standing. Covering over four hundred acres, Fort Worden was once an active US Army base from 1902 to 1953. In current times, visitors now come to the state park to enjoy over two miles of amazing beaches and to see how different times were when people were living here.
In recent years, the Victorian seaport has even become the home of a couple that has chosen to live their lives in a simpler form.
Both Sarah and Gabriel Chrisman now live in Washington, carrying out an almost completely Victorian lifestyle.
Fascinated by the Victorian Era of the late 19th century, the couple has dedicated the last handful of years to living out their lives as those from the Victorian era once would have. While the couple isn't completely out of touch with technology (they have their own website that you can view by
), almost everything else about their daily routine is quite different from your average American's.
The couple bought their Victorian home (circa 1888) in Port Townsend. They immediately removed modern appliances like the refrigerator as soon as they moved in.
Now, you can find an icebox and other vintage items that they use on a daily basis all throughout their home. Sarah Chrisman explains that her fascination with this period of time all began after she tried on a corset and instantly found it comfortable, making her want to learn more of this nostalgic time in history.
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