Please note that Symposium registration does not cover housing. You will need to reserve your lodging individually and we hope that you will join us at Fort Worden, the site of the Symposium on August 16th - 19th.
RESERVATIONS AT THE FORT OPEN JANUARY 1st, 2020.
Please contact the Fort to reserve your room individually at a discounted block rate starting January 1st. 2020. The Reservations phone number is 360-344-4400 x 304. The reservations team will walk you through your choice of:
- Private bed and private bath
- Private bed and shared bath
- Private house/cottage
Other housing options in the area:
Port Townsend and the surrounding area are home to a diverse array of lodging options. For a complete list check out EnjoyPT.com.
Perched at the northeast tip of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend is a magical combination of land and sea, with panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, as well as the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges.
Download the official map of Port Townsend (includes historic places) at EnjoyPT.com.
From Downtown Seattle via Seattle/Bainbridge Island Ferry
Take the Washington State Ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island (the ferry crossing is 35 minutes). Follow HWY 305 for approximately 12 miles to HWY 3 in Poulsbo. Take HWY 3 North for approximately 7 miles to the Hood Canal Bridge. Turn left onto the bridge which becomes HWY 104, take the 104 for 6.7 miles turn right onto Beaver Valley Road/WA-19. Continue to follow WA-19 for 14.1 miles (WA-19 becomes WA-20) go another 3 miles and you have reached Port Townsend.
From South of Seattle or Tacoma
From I-5 South to Tacoma take the Gig Harbor/Bremerton exit 132 to WA-16 W. Follow WA-16 W (27 miles). WA-16 W becomes WA-3 N in Gorst (25 miles). Turn left onto WA-104 W and cross Hood Canal Bridge continue on the 104 for 6.7 miles turn right onto Beaver Valley Road/WA-19. Continue to follow WA-19 for 14.1 miles (WA-19 becomes WA-20) go another 3 miles and you have reached Port Townsend.
From Edmonds or North of Seattle via Edmonds/Kingston Ferry
Take Washington State Ferry from Edmonds to Kingston (approx 25 minutes). Follow WA-104 West for approximately 10 miles through Port Gamble to the Hood Canal Bridge. Turn right and cross Hood Canal Bridge continue on the 104 for 6.7 miles turn right onto Beaver Valley Road/WA-19. Continue to follow WA-19 for 14.1 miles (WA-19 becomes WA-20) go another 3 miles and you have reached Port Townsend.
From Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Leaving Airport, head West on South 170th Street toward Military Road South. (0.16 miles). Turn Left onto Military Road South (1.38 miles). Turn left onto S 188th Street (0.03 miles). Merge onto I-5 South toward Portland (19.63 miles). Merge onto WA-16 West via Exit number 132 toward Gig Harbor/ Bremerton (27.08 miles). WA-16 West becomes WA-3 North. (25.33 miles). Turn left onto WA-104 W and cross Hood Canal Bridge continue on the 104 for 6.7 miles turn right onto Beaver Valley Road/WA-19. Continue to follow WA-19 for 14.1 miles (WA-19 becomes WA-20) go another 3 miles and you have reached Port Townsend.
From Victoria, British Columbia via Victoria/Port Angeles Ferry
Take the Victoria-Port Angeles ferry (90 minute crossing). Click here to view schedules and fares. Ferry exits onto Laurel St .2 miles. Turn left onto E. Railroad St. 0.1 miles, take 1st right onto N. Lincoln St./US 101 E. and continue for 34.2 miles. Turn left onto WA-20, go 7.8 miles and turn left to stay on WA-20 for another 3 miles and you have reached Port Townsend.
From Vancouver, British Columbia via Keystone/Port Townsend Ferry
Follow Provincial Route 99 south to border crossing. Provincial Route 99 S. becomes I-5 S. Go 46.1 miles take exit 230 toward WA-20/Burlington/Anacortes. Go .4 miles turn right onto WA-20 E. make a U-turn onto WA-20 W. Go 11.8 miles turn left onto WA-20 and continue 16.4 miles turn right to stay on WA-20, go 9.5 miles turn right onto S. Main St. go 0.6 miles (S. Main St. becomes Engle Rd.), go 3.3 miles. Take the Port Townsend-Keystone Ferry. You are now in downtown Port Townsend.
SEA-TAC AIRPORT TO PORT TOWNSEND (WITHOUT A CAR):
Option 1 - SeaTac - Bainbridge Ferry - Port Townsend
You can take a taxi (about $30), Shuttle Express (206) 622-1424 or the Link Light Rail from SeaTac to Seattle and get to University Street Station or Downtown Transit Terminal.
You can then walk or taxi to the Ferry Terminal at Colman Dock and take the ferry to Bainbridge Island.
Once there, catch Kitsap Transit for the trip north.
You can also take a Greyhound Bus from the Downtown Transit Terminal direct to Port Townsend which drops you at Safeway near the Haines Place Park-n-Ride (they even have bottled water, granola bars and wifi! About $40).
From Port Townsend to Bainbridge Island-Seattle Ferry to SeaTac Airport:
Start at Haines Place Transit Center, 440 12th St. Park-n-Ride.
Take Jefferson Transit bus #7 to get to Poulsbo.
Transfer to Kitsap Transit bus #90 to the ferry terminal on Bainbridge Island.
Take ferry across to Colman Dock in Seattle. Eastbound crossing is free.
You'll need to walk from the Colman ferry dock to the Pioneer Square Station bus tunnel. The least hilly walk is right on Alaskan Way and left on Yesler. The entrance to the tunnel is just past 2nd Ave, next to Smith Tower.
Take the #194 Metro Transit bus to the airport.
From SeaTac Airport to Bainbridge Island-Seattle Ferry to Port Townsend:
From door #2 on the ground level, take the Link Light Rail north to Pioneer Square Station bus tunnel.
Walk on Yesler downhill to Alaskan Way and take a right to the ferry terminal.
Take ferry across to Bainbridge Island (see WSDOT Ferry Fares for current rates).
Pick up the Kitsap Transit bus #90 to Poulsbo.
Transfer to Jefferson Transit bus #7 to the Haines St. Park-n-Ride in Port Townsend.
You can then take the Jefferson Transit downtown shuttle to get into town (about 1 mile).
Option 2 - Mukilteo-Clinton to Coupeville (Keystone) Ferry - Port Townsend
There are many ways to get to the Mukilteo Ferry by public transit from Seattle. Sound Transit has a trip planner that gets you to Mukilteo, and depending on what time you go it shows you direct buses from downtown or a ST-Community Transit combo that requires a transfer in Lynwood. Island Transit meets the ferry in Clinton and takes you to Keystone directly on Saturday, with a quick transfer in Coupeville on weekdays, and not at all on Sunday.
Option 3 - Independent Bus SeaTac - Port Townsend
Rocket Transportation offers door to door AIRPORT SHUTTLE service by reservation to and from SeaTac for Clallam and Jefferson Counties. With service available to Hospitals and Hotels in Seattle, Tacoma, Bremerton (limited service), Silverdale (limited service) and Cruise Ships. They accept Visa and Mastercard. Private car and Charter service is also available 24/7 by reservation. For scheduling information please call (877) 697-6258 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Option 4 - Independent Bus SeaTac - Port Townsend
Olympic Bus Lines has daily bus service between Seattle and Port Townsend, Kingston, Edmonds, SeaTac Airport, Seattle hospitals, Amtrak. (360) 417-0700 or (800) 457-4492. See Public Transportation.
Option 5 - Public Bus/Overnight Stay - Port Townsend - SeaTac
Jefferson Transit and Coast Gateway Hotel. Allows option of using public transit to arrive at the airport the day before a flight, spend the night at the Coast Gateway, and then get to the airport on time the day of their flight with complementary shuttle service 24/7 between the airport and the hotel.
For additional information on how to use public transit to get to the airport, please call Jefferson Transit at (360) 385-4777. See Public Transportation.
Option 6 - Independent Bus SeaTac - Silverdale
Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter. Hourly service that goes from the Airport to the Silverdale Hotel by the Bay. Fares start at $19 to or from SeaTac. (360) 876-1737 or (800) 562-7948. Reservations necessary.
From there use the Kitsap Transit to Poulsbo then Jefferson Transit from Poulsbo to PT. See Public Transportation.
Option 7 - Arrive by Air
Flying from SeaTac Int'l Airport to Jefferson Airport on a chartered flight from West Wind Aviation or one of the other air charters at the Airport. From there taxi or rent a car to get to Port Townsend. See Air Travel.