The Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum at Fort Worden.
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The Coast Artillery Museum is open.

CAM is open every day of the year. Our summer schedule through Labor Day weekend is Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, Sunday-Thursday 11 AM to 4 PM.

Help support Washington State Parks, purchase a Discover Pass. Passes are available at (click on the names for a Google Map) the Fort Worden Park Office, the Coast Artillery Museum at Fort Worden, the Marine Science Center at Fort Worden, 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. The Park Office and the Registration Desk in the Commons can accept credit cards.

Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day the Harbor Entrance Control Post will be open for tours on Saturdays from 11 AM to 3 PM, and there is a free, guided Walking Tour of Artillery Hill beginning at 1 PM on Saturdays, starting in the grassy field near Battery Randol. The walking tour covers 1-1.5 miles and can last up to 2 hours if people are interested, but you're welcome to join up or leave at any time. A flashlight is advised, but not required. Donations are always appreciated, we have a box at the HECP when it's open, and always at the Museum. Occasional extra days are scheduled, please see our Upcoming Events page for details.

The tours are also available for groups at any time by special arrangement, please call the Museum to discuss it. For those unable to walk to the top of the hill, you can check in at the Park office and present a Washington State disabled parking pass or equivalent to make arrangements to drive to the top of the hill. You will still need to be able to navigate uneven ground and some stairs to make the tour itself.

The 249th Living History Group from Oregon has a target date of the early 1940s and normally are set up as the 249th Coast Artillery based at Fort Stevens on the Columbia River. They will be at the Coast Artillery Museum the weekends of May 3 and May 31, 2014, in the role of the 248th Coast Artillery, which was based at Fort Worden. See our Upcoming Events page for more information. We hope to have them back for Labor Day weekend as well.

Military Vehicle Show, 2014

The Coast Artillery Museum will be hosting the Military Vehicle Show again in 2014, and the date has changed back to Labor Day weekend, August 29-September 1, 2014.

As always, vehicles will be parked in the field behind the main gun line at the top of the hill and probably open for viewing Friday through Monday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Rides up and down the hill will be provided in old military vehicles, we'll be doing tours of some areas and we've started to line up re-enactors and displays to be down by the museum. We'll firm up the details as we get closer.

For more information please see our Upcoming Events page.



Questions about Fort Worden and the PDA? Please see the PDA website fwpda.org.

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.

If you'd like to become a member of the Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum you may download this Membership Application.

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Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum
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Fort Worden
200 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 385-0373

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