Fort Worden

Fort Worden is a dream destination for adventuresome couples looking for a remarkable, off the beaten path place to say “I do”.  A historic 434 acre property with miles of coastline, sweeping views of the Olympic mountain range, the Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier and Baker, our picturesque property is the unofficial jewel of Port Townsend. The expansive property boasts an abundance of ceremony & reception venues (both indoor and outdoor), catering options and packages to fit every budget, and accommodations for your nearest and dearest.  Each couple works closely with onsite wedding coordinator Julie Brown and the catering team to ensure their experience is a full, rich, and meaningful one.


The Experience

  • 456 Beds
  • 434 Acres
  • 85 Campsites
  • 56 Miles from Seattle
  • 12 Miles of Hiking Trails
  • 5 Minutes from Port Townsend
  • 5 Indoor Venues
  • 3 Outdoor Venues
  • 3 Onsite Eateries
  • 2 Miles of Coastline
  • 1 Extraordinary Experience

The History

  • 1902 – First troops, 87 enlisted men, arrive.
  • 1904 – Becomes the headquarters for Harbor Defenses, and joined with Fort Flagler and Fort Casey in the “Triangle of Fire”, protecting the entrance to the Puget Sound from invasion.
  • 1953 – Although shots were never fired beyond practice rounds, Fort Worden was an active military base and maritime defense before it was decommissioned in 1953.
  • 1957 –Purchased by the State of Washington.
  • 1973 –Dedicated as a State Park.
  • 1977 –Designated a National Historic Landmark.
  • 2008 - Washington State Parks develops a vision and plan to transform Fort Worden into a Lifelong Learning Center.
  • 2014 – The Fort Worden PDA and State Parks enter into a 50 year Master Lease and co-management agreement for the 90 acre campus.
  • Today - Fort Worden is home to 15 partner organizations that cumulatively offer more than 1,500 program days annually in a diverse range of studies including arts, culture, and education. 

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