WHEN YOU GO:
|Getting There: Seattle has the closest major airport. It is a 2-hour
drive from Seattle to Port Townsend via I-5 south to Tacoma, across the Tacoma Narrows
bridge (SR 16) to SR 3, then north to SR 104 and SR 20 into town. Bus service is also
available from the airport.
Port Townsend is also serviced by the Washington State Ferry from Keystone on Whidbey Island. With a sailing time of about 45 minutes, it is an enjoyable and scenic ride across Puget Sound. Since the ferry can be crowded on weekends and holidays, allow plenty of travel time and avoid peak times like Friday afternoon. Another option is the ferry from Edmonds to Kingston.
Information on access to airlines or car rentals in Seattle can be found via this site's Travel Info page.
Staying There: Port Townsend's primary source for information on the web is PTGuide. It covers all the bases, including events, history, transportation, lodging, restaurants, recreation, weather, etc.
Participants in the Centrum arts workshops also have the option of staying in Fort Worden's lodging facilities. Port Townsend has a good selection of Bed and Breakfast facilities throughout the town and surrounding area.
Centrum, Washington's home for the arts and creative education in beautiful Port Townsend, provides a full schedule of performing arts workshops and festivals throughout the summer. Click on their web site for the latest schedule.