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About Us

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Friends of Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center, located in the scenic Victorian seaport of Port Townsend, offers a unique blend of art, history, recreation and natural resources.


Situated along the southeastern shoreline of Juan de Fuca Straight, at the entrance to Admiralty Inlet, Fort Worden gives its visitors an exceptional experience of spectacular views, expansive beaches and an unbelievable array of facilities.


As stewards of Fort Worden State Park, the non-profit Friends of Fort Worden provide both financial and volunteer support for park improvements and programs not funded by the state parks system. The Friends work closely with park management to identify key projects that support the park. The Friends of Fort Worden is one of seventeen Friends Groups supporting Washington State parks and properties.

Past and Ongoing Accomplishments:

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Provided funding in support of the development and implementation of the Master Plan for Fort Worden.
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Contributed to the restoration of Building 202 to serve as a higher education center.
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Ongoing operation of The Visitor Center and Gift Shop.
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Continuing to contribute towards projects that benefit the Park.

The Gift Shop at Fort Worden State Park, the Fort Worden Brick Paver Fund Raiser, membership dues and donations provide on-going sources of project funds. Visit our Newsletter Archive to read more about our projects and activities.


Our work is also supported by tax-deductible membership dues and donations. If you value all that Fort Worden has to offer, please consider becoming a Member or making a donation today!


Updated Wednesday, December 7, 2016.