Victorian Festival 2014
Early-bird tickets on sale! The 2014 Victorian Heritage Festival takes place March 21st through 23th, 2014. When thinking of Port Townsend’s early days images of shipping and lumber, rough streets and genteel houses spring to mind, but the U.S. Army established Fort Townsend in 1856. The 18th Victorian Festival looks at how the military shaped culture during those volatile decades of expansion, civil war, and economic tumult.
Insider Building Tours Ever wondered what was up in those beautiful buildings around Port Townsend? Ever wanted to wander the hallways and ask about the architecture? Well, now's your chance! (More info)
Kick off Friday night with our Victorian Pub Crawl - featuring saloons, "shanghai tunnels," and fine vintage cocktails through a staggering selection of Port Townsends (in)famous watering holes.
Saturday looks back to Port Townsend's military roots at Fort Townsend and Fort Worden. Watch cavalry drills and demonstrations along side old favorites like the fashion show, steam boat rides, prize fighters and Victorian teas. Sunday we look forward to offering a series of building tours.
The Victorian Heritage Festival is organizedby Olympic Peninsula Steam with support from Victorian Society: Northwest and celebrates Port Townsend's unique role as an exquisitely preserved historical seaport surviving and thriving as a modern city.
Join us March 21-23, 2014 for a celebration of the old that is new again - bringing together scholars, enthusiasts and curiosity-seekers from across the Pacific Northwest.