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Address: Port Townsend, WA
08:30 - 16:30
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A historical courthouse dating back to 1892.

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Stunning building with a view to die for. A great place to walk around and take pictures. Enjoy the building - all sides but make sure to turn around and see the view too.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pat S
Shoreline, Washington
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Shoreline, Washington
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning building with a view to die for. A great place to walk around and take pictures. Enjoy the building - all sides but make sure to turn around and see the view too.

Thank Pat S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Im a sucker for anything architecturally amazing, to me and a building thats over 100 years old with gargoyle facings is worth a visit. Painted and still a gem. You can see this building from most places downtown and a couple places around the hills it sits apon. A huge piece of the history, if you like architecture or history...this... More 

Thank jessica s
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Come on... it's just a 100+ year-old building with the architecture of the late 1800s. Still houses local court, and other county functions. Maybe interesting if you've other business there.

Thank Michael F
Port Ludlow, Washington, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wonderful old architecture, sits up on the hill. Lots of history to be had in this old building. Neat place to see.

Thank Karen J
Yelm, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is a courthouse like none other I have seen before. You can't tour it, but it's pretty spectacular. The architecture is phenomenal for a courthouse. Has a huge chime clock on it that you can hear anywhere in Port Townsend if the noise is quiet enough. I heard it from the ferry. As a law student I would've have... More 

Thank Washington-Adventure
West Palm Beach, Florida
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1,139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 874 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This courthouse is located in Port Townsend but serves all of Jefferson County. It's beautiful brick and fretwork architecture can be seen from almost all over town--uptown or downtown.

Thank DoloresJacoby
Grapeview, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

This old courthouse is beautiful on the outside. It was fun to walk around inside to look for some of the old architectural details. It is a working courthouse so has offices scattered about the different floors but you are free to walk around to take a look. You are not able to go up in the tower, which I... More 

Thank Jim B
Port Townsend, Washington
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

The building is architecturally interesting. The interior is a working courthouse with an extravagant stairway and all of the accoutrements to be expected of an old, original, American courthouse. The people who are providing our community services from their offices in the courthouse are friendly and helpful. It's certainly worth a visit.

Thank evaesq
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

My sister-in-law and I were on a 10 day Road trip and drove into Port Townsend. High on a hill was this amazing structure. We had to bet closer. This beautiful, old, well maintained courthouse dates back to the 1890s. We could not help but admire it. Situated up on a hill one can see it from many areas around... More 

Thank 2014jcjc
Port Townsend, Washington
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is the place to go if you sell your car or boat and need to register it, want to get marriage license, or do any other type of legal matter. It is a lovely historic building. One note, you must enter the building from the side and not up the beautiful majestic steps in front.

Thank Mary Anne D

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