FORT WORDEN HISTORICAL STATE PARK
Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center is a 432-acre multi-use park with over two miles of saltwater shoreline and a wide variety of services and facilities. The park rests on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound. Many historic buildings remain at this 19th century military fort.This historic fort offers a full-service conference center, an ideal setting for seminars, conferences, retreats, and family reunions. Historic 100-year Victorian parlors, spacious carpeted dormitories, and hook-up campsites can meet the needs of most any small or large conference group. The center has a dining facility and a wide range of meeting rooms. The park has a pleasantly informal atmosphere in a historically formal setting.
Fort Worden, along with the heavy batteries of Fort Flagler and Fort Casey, once guarded nautical entrance to Puget Sound. These posts, established in the late 1890s, became the first line of a fortification system designed to prevent a hostile fleet from reaching such targets as the Bremerton Naval Yard and the cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett. Construction began in 1897 and continued in one form or another until the fort was closed in 1953. The property was purchased as a state park in 1955. Fort Worden is named after Rear Admiral John L. Worden.
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Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center has a variety of meeting rooms, accommodations, food services and recreational opportunities available to make sure your event is memorable. Fort Worden is a delightful place to gather with business associates or other people with shared interests.
Park staff will help find the best accommodations for your group. To ensure your gathering is successful and enjoyable, we offer individual attention to planning your event. Your gathering is important, and we want to ensure every detail is addressed. For your convenience, we have experienced planning staff available seven days a week to make sure your stay at Fort Worden is wonderful.
The Coast Artillery Museum was established to preserve and interpret coast artillery history with special emphasis on the harbor defenses of Puget Sound as they existed and functioned from the late 1800s to the end of World War II. Among the collections and artifacts, visitors will see a three-dimensional scale model of Battery Kinzie showing the design and structure of the massive fortifications and the emplacements for the two 12-inch disappearing guns that were kept in readiness for possible attack from 1910 to 1943. The museum is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Campers may enjoy this scenic and historic fort at two campgrounds with 80 campsites.
Beach campground features 50 full-hookup water, electric, and sewer sites tucked between the bluffs and the beaches of Point Wilson. The sites are level, spacious, and open. Most sites have an amazing view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Upper campground features 30 partial-hookup sites with water, electricity, and a sewer dump station nearby. The campsites are mostly forested, some with privacy. They are fairly level, and quite long. This campground offers easy access to miles of trails.
Campsites are popular and fill quickly year-round. Reservations are highly recommended.
With 456 bedrooms, Fort Worden State Park Conference Center offers a wide variety of overnight accommodations for family vacations, conferences, reunions and retreats. Visitors may choose from century-old officers' housing, a castle, special one-room houses and large dormitories. All accommodations are located on beautiful state park grounds that have miles of trails, sandy beaches and unparalleled views of the Cascades and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.Houses at Fort Worden
There are 35 housing units available for renting year round. Houses range from six-bedroom to single-bedroom units with living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens. All the houses have fully equipped kitchens (coffee makers, utensils, dinnerware and cookware) and have full linen service. These houses are very popular with conferences and travelers. Reservations may be made online, by phone or mail up to one year in advance of arrival date.
Dormitories - Buildings 225, 202 and 203
These buildings were built in 1904 and served as barracks for soldiers stationed at Fort Worden. The facilities now are used for both overnight accommodations as well as conferences for groups of 16 or more. These dormitories provide comfortable accommodations, either with the privacy of individual rooms or the openness of large sleeping bays. The dorms are carpeted, have ample restroom facilities and can accommodate up to 365 guests. In addition to the sleeping rooms, select dorms have large, meeting areas where groups may gather. The first levels of dorms 203 and 225 comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Non-Commissioned Officers? row
These five duplex homes and three single houses were intended for Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs are sergeants with three or more rank stripes) with families. The houses were built between 1904 and 1915. Some homes have been renovated to be single units and one to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The rates below include full-linen service for bedrooms and bathrooms. Fort Worden practices "Green Housekeeping," encouraging our guests to help conserve water and related power associated with laundering by reusing towels instead of having them replaced daily.
The eight houses and one apartment building were originally constructed between 1904 and 1915. These houses served as the home of officers stationed at Fort Worden, and the apartment house was home to 12 bachelor officers. Each home had servant's quarters on the third floor. Of the eight officers? houses, seven are duplexes and one is a four unit apartment.
Officers' Housing provides the most comfortable lodging experience for your group or conference. The rates below include full-linen service for bedrooms and bathrooms. Since 1999, Fort Worden has practiced "Green Housekeeping," encouraging our guests to help conserve water and related power associated with laundering by reusing towels instead of having them replaced daily.
Barbeque grills may be reserved in advance; ask customer service staff for details. All units, except Building 16, have at least one fireplace. Only compressed fuel logs can be burned in the fireplaces and can be purchased at the park office. All kitchens include a variety of kitchen items. Review the complete list to decide if you need to bring other items to make your stay more comfortable.
Barbeque grills may be reserved in advance; ask customer service staff for details. All kitchens include a variety of kitchen items. Review the complete list to decide if you need to bring other items to make your stay more comfortable.