photo by Nic Lehoux
The mission of the Northwest Maritime Center is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery.
Who We Are
We’re many things, and at our core we are a campus that uses powerful maritime experiences to educate, inspire people to adventure, and celebrate our maritime culture. We do it for our own love of boats, in service to our community and maritime industry, but mostly because regardless of the subject, the sea is the most powerful teacher we know.
For an overview of all the things we do and how you can get involved—read our 2021 Community Report!
Located at the intersection of the downtown district and Pt. Hudson, our venue is perfect for hosting your event.
Founded in 1978 after the first Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, we've come a long way since then.
View contact information for our staff of full and part-time employees. We'd love to hear from you!
We occasionally have openings to join our staff. See what openings we may have available right now.
Enjoy these short videos showing different aspects of our work and how our supporters make amazing things happen here at the Northwest Maritime Center!