Jefferson Art & History Museum
Open daily
11:00 - 4:00
Research Center
Open Tuesday-Saturday
11:00 - 4:00
Rothschild House Museum
Open daily 11:00 - 4:00,
May - September
Commanding Officer's Quarters Museum
Open daily noon - 5:00,
May - September
Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitors Center
Open daily 10:00 - 5:00


Jefferson Museum of Art & History

Historic City Hall

The Jefferson Museum of Art & History is located in the 1892 Port Townsend City Hall building at 540 Water Street.

Exhibits in the former municipal court room, fire hall and jail spaces illustrate the lively history of communities born in waterfront forests over 150 years ago.

$6.00 for Adults
$5.00 for Seniors
$1.00 for Children

Seasonally, a passport is available for the Jefferson Museum of Art & History, Commanding Officer's Quarters museum, and Rothschild House museum (seasonally) the for a reduced rate: $8.00 for 2 sites; $12.00 for 3 sites. 
Visiting all three provides visitors with a wealth of information about Port Townsend, both historically and geographically.  



Courtroom Gallery
Opening October 6, 2017

Wearable Art

Theater Gallery
Images of Jefferson County Communities and video We Came with Dreams

Fire Hall Gallery

From Far Away exhibit featuring early settlements

"From Far Away: Early Settlers and Communities of Jefferson County." This exhibit tells stories of the early days of seaports, logging camps, lumber mills and dairy farms.From Far Away: Early Settlers and Communities of Jefferson County.

Exhibits also in the Fire Hall Gallery:

  • Jefferson County's Maritime Heritage
  • The First People: Area Natives

Jail Gallery
Sin at Sea Level

Women's Jail Cell Gallery
Cabinet of Curiosities