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October 17, 2017
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Historic wonderland

Fort Worden State Park may well be one of the Pacific Northwest's best kept secrets, if you're looking for a beach-side stay in a historic atmosphere that's gentle on the wallet.

Historic Fort Worden sits like a small village on its own peninsula in Washington State, jutting into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Visitors are offered a plethora of accommodations: century-old officers' housing, special one-room houses, dormitories or a castle built in 1883 by a lovelorn Scott. There's also a campground, a historic theatre, three museums, an aquarium and kilometres of trails and beachfront. And, it's walking distance to Port Townsend's downtown! Described lovingly by its fans as rustic, the Fort has many return visitors.
Tip: the Castle is a tad overpriced, especially when compared to the other options. If you're determined to spend the night in it, be prepared to weather the peeping eyes of fellow tourists.

Rates: US$26 per night per person to stay in the dormitories, US$136 a night for a two-bedroom officers' house. Tent sites range from US$14 to US$38 a night.

[parks.wa.gov/fortworden](http://www.parks.wa.gov/fortworden/)

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