WELCOME TO THE PUGET SOUND COAST ARTILLERY MUSEUM
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The Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum is located in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend Washington. Fort Worden is one of three forts comprising the Triangle of Fire which controlled ship access to Puget Sound. Construction at Fort Worden started in 1898 with the first guns manned in 1902 and the majority of the structures on the Fort predate WWI.
The Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum was established in 1976 to preserve and interpret Coast Artillery history with special emphasis on the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound as they existed and functioned from the late 1800s to the end of World War II.
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The Museum also has exhibits showing the History of Fort Worden from it's beginnings in 1897 through it's use as a military base, a State Diagnostic and Treatment Center for adolescents, and finally as one of the premier State Parks in Washington.
From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend Museum Volunteers provide guided tours of the fortifications on Saturdays. The Harbor Entrance Command Post is open from 11-3 and a Walking Tour of Artillery hill starts at 1 PM at Memory's Vault on top of the hill. Special group tours of the Museum or the hill are available on request, please call (360) 385-0373 to arrange it.
We are always interested in new volunteers to help with projects, guide tours or help in the Museum. If you have time and are interested please contact the museum. We are happy to help arrange special projects for groups on a one time or repeating basis.
The museum is located in Building 201 (one of the original 1904 Barracks) next to the Park Office at Fort Worden. It is open 365 days/year 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission: is $4 adults, $2 ages 6-12, and a $10 family value package covering 2 generations. Admission is free for children ages 5 and younger and active duty service members. Partners and dependents of active duty military service members pay half price. Group rates are available for students, scouts and similar organizations by prior arrangement. Please Contact the Museum.
Help support Washington State Parks, purchase a Discover Pass. Passes are available at the Friends of Fort Worden Gift Shop, the Coast Artillery Museum at Fort Worden, the Registration Desk in the Commons, and some other Fort Worden Partners for $30. The Coast Artillery Museum, the Gift Shop and the Registration Desk in the Commons do accept credit debit cards.
Visit Fortworden.org for information about accommodations and events at the Fort.