Effective Friday March 13, 2020 the Board of the Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum decided that in order to protect our volunteers and visitors the museum needed to close for an indefinite amount of time.
We reopened in early 2022. During the closure our non-profit, volunteer-led Museum underwent a substantial renovation so it is "better than ever before".
Like other State Parks Fort Worden State Park is open. Most other facilities and services at Fort Worden are also open but schedules can vary and a number of the Partners are putting programs and classes online. Partner's websites can be found on the Fort Worden Onsite Programs page. Things still change frequently and you should check individual Partner's websites to see what they're doing. Not everyone will have time to update them regularly.
The museum is located in Building 201 (one of the original 1904 Barracks) next to the Park Office at Fort Worden. Admission: Rates are $5 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. Effective August 15, 2014 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 (click on the names for a Google Map) the Park Office, the Registration Desk in the Commons, and some other Fort Worden Partners for $30 without any additional charges so you save $5. Because the Partners sell the Pass at cost without any markup, some only take cash or checks.
Visit Fortworden.org for information about accommodations and events at the Fort.
Due to limited volunteer availability we are not able to offer regular tours of Artillery Hill or the HECP at this time. You are welcome to contact the museum to see if we have a volunteer available for a special tour.
The Walking Tours of Artillery Hill normally start in the grassy field near Battery Randol, cover 1-1.5 miles and can last up to 2 hours if people are interested. A flashlight is advised, but not required. Donations are always appreciated. The guide will be happy to accept donations on behalf of the Museum. We also have a donation box at the HECP when it's open, and always at the Museum.
The tours are available for groups at any time by special arrangement, please call the Museum at (360) 385-0373 or <email> us to discuss it.
For those unable to walk to the top of the hill we can arrange for a limited number of vehicles to transport people up the hill, you will still need to be able to navigate uneven ground and some stairs to make the tour itself. Outside of arranged tours, you can check in at the Registration Office in the Commons and present a Washington State disabled parking pass or equivalent to make arrangements to drive to the top of the hill. Because of the condition of the road restrictions apply.