Due to a number of circumstances beyond our control, the Military Vehicle Show will not take place on Artillery HIll at Fort Worden on Labor Day Weekend 2017. We are hopeful that they will be able to do something on the Parade Ground though. This page will be updated once things are finalized.
The American Civil War Living History and Skirmish at Fort Worden will be happening on Labor Day Weekend 2017. See the Upcoming Events page for more details of the plans.
The museum is located in Building 201 (one of the original 1904 Barracks) next to the Park Office at Fort Worden. It is open 365 days/year 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission: Effective April 1, 2013 rates are $4 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 Friends of Fort Worden Gift Shop (in their new location), the Coast Artillery Museum 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 Coast Artillery Museum, the Gift Shop and the Registration Desk in the Commons can accept credit cards.
Visit Fortworden.org for information about accommodations and events at the Fort.
Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day the Harbor Entrance Control Post will be open for tours on Saturdays from 11 AM to 3 PM.
On Saturdays of the same months there is a free, guided Walking Tour of Artillery Hill beginning at 1 PM, 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 intersted, 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 donation box at the HECP when it's open, and always at the Museum.
The tours are also available for groups at any time by special arrangement, please call the Museum at (360) 385-0373 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.