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DIRECTIONS TO PORT TOWNSEND

Port Townsend is northwest of the city of Seattle, across the Puget Sound on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. To get to Port Townsend from Seattle, take the Seattle-to-Bainbridge ferry from the Colman Ferry Dock in downtown Seattle. It is also possible to take the Edmonds/Kingston ferry to Port Townsend, but the ferryboats between Seattle and Bainbridge Island are larger, and ferry wait times tend to be shorter. You can find ferry times and fares here:

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Please allow at least two hours to travel from Seattle to Port Townsend. It is about an hour's drive from the ferry dock at Bainbridge Island to Port Townsend. Your total travel time will depend on traffic and the timing of the ferries.

Please note that ferry wait times vary from weekend to weekend; fortunately, waiting times shouldn't increase until after Memorial Day; they'll peak during July and August.

After disembarking the ferryboat at Bainbridge Island, go straight through the first stoplight. You are now on Highway 305. Follow Highway 305 toward the Hood Canal Bridge. You'll go across Agate Pass and through the town of Poulsbo in the process. After Poulsbo, you will take a right and then merge onto Highway 3, still headed toward the Hood Canal Bridge. Take a left from Highway 3 onto the bridge itself. Enjoy the view!

Once you have crossed the Hood Canal, head straight up the hill on Highway 104. On Highway 104, follow signs to Port Townsend. You will take a right from Highway 104 onto Highway 19, a.k.a. Beaver Valley Road. Follow this meandering road to Port Townsend. Your route on Beaver Valley Road takes you very near Betty MacDonald's old farm, if any of you are fans of "The Egg and I." You may also see buffalo at the buffalo farm! You will pass through the small town of Chimacum along the way. Go straight at the stop sign (you'll see a gas station on either side of you), continuing on Highway 19 (now the Airport Cutoff Road) to Port Townsend. Highway 19 becomes Highway 20 at some point, but you just stay on the same road.

Once you pass the sign saying "Welcome to Port Townsend," stay on the road you're on. You'll go downhill, past the harbor on your right, and into the downtown area. Go straight through all stoplights to get to Water Street.

For simple directions, follow signs from Bainbridge Island to the Hood Canal Bridge, then from the Hood Canal Bridge to Port Townsend. There are very few turns, and as long as you keep heading where the road leads, you're unlikely to get lost. All roads lead to Rome, as they say.

Again, it generally takes two hours or more to get from Seattle to Port Townsend, depending on traffic and ferry timing. Please allow plenty of time for the trip. We're encouraging everyone to arrive ready for an entire weekend of adventure!

DIRECTIONS TO FORT WORDEN STATE PARK

From Water Street downtown, head northeast until you reach the end of the street. Take a left onto Monroe Street, passing the small waterfront park and the Swan Hotel on your right. Follow Monroe up the hill past Lawrence Street. The road will jog right, then straight again at a stop sign near the top of the hill; keep following it. Head downhill. The road will turn leftward at the edge of Fort Worden. You can see the lighthouse and beaches from here on a clear day. Keep following the road until you reach the main gate on your right-hand side. If you get to the military cemetery, you have passed the main gate. Once inside the main gate, head straight. You'll see the houses on Officer's Row and large fields on your right. At the stop sign, go straight. At the first small road after the stop sign, take a right and then the second left to enter the parking lot for the New Commons Building.

Or from Lawrence Street uptown, head northeast until you reach the end of the street. Take a left onto Monroe Street. Follow Monroe up the hill. The road will jog right, then straight again at a stop sign near the top of the hill; keep following it. Head downhill. The road will turn leftward at the edge of Fort Worden. You can see the lighthouse and beaches from here on a clear day. Keep following the road until you reach the main gate on your right-hand side. If you get to the military cemetery, you have passed the main gate. Once inside the main gate, head straight. You'll see the houses on Officer's Row and large fields on your right. At the stop sign, go straight. At the first small road after the stop sign, take a right and then the second left to enter the parking lot for the New Commons Building.

Please carpool with other wedding guests if you can. Better yet, walk from your hotel room to the Fort. It's a great way to see the town, back-door style. The walk could take half an hour or more, depending on where you start and how many times you stop to look at the view. If you get hopelessly lost on the way, ask any local. They'll be glad to help out.

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