Directions from Tacoma and Points South
Address: 313 Walker St, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Arguably the easiest way to get to Port Townsend from anywhere. No scenic ferry rides or chainsaw sculpture, just woods, highway, and Bremerton.
- Choose your point of origin:
- From SeaTac Airport/points north: Follow signs for I-5 South. Yes, you're driving south to go north. It's faster.
- From points south: Follow I-5 north. If you see the Tacoma Dome, you've gone too far.
- Take WA-16 West (exit 132) towards Sprague Ave / Gig Harbor / Bremerton. Frequently under construction and prone to chaos, this is good place to keep your wits about you. From here on it's pretty simple. Set your trip-o-meter here and now.
- The highway turns into WA-3 West as you curve around the Sound. Steady on.
- Follow WA-3. As the trip-o-meter will approach 53 miles watch for WA-104. If you failed to set your trip-o-meter you can either go back to #2 and start over or watch for the big signs for the Hood Canal Bridge and WA-104.
- Cross the bridge and continue on WA-104.
- Turn right onto WA-19 / Beaver Valley Rd. Watch for horses, llamas, goats, and bison. Beavers, not so much.
- Highway 19 becomes Highway 20 without much fanfare. Carry on.
- Highway 20 curves a bit and changes names to Glen Cove and the W. Sims Way. You enter the greater Port Townsend metropolitan area.
- Go "straight" through two round-abouts. These provide fair warning that you are approaching your destination.
- Just past a second light on Sims Way on Kearny St is a left turn lane going up a hill. Get in the left lane and head uphill on Washington St. (Port Townsend loves its presidents) towards the white lighthouse. Almost there.
- At the top of the hill, turn left onto Walker St. and park. On street parking is quite safe. You have arrived.