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20th Annual Victorian Festival brings us back to Hearth and Home!
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Special News from the PORT TOWNSEND MAIN STREET PROGRAM
 
Visit www.vicfest.org for more details, locations and to purchase tickets!
March 18-20, 2016
Return to Hearth and Home
Port Townsend's 20th Annual Victorian Festival
 

This year, the 20th edition of the Port Townsend Victorian Heritage Festival will focus on Hearth and Home of our historic Victorian seaport. Port Townsend, "City of Dreams", was founded in 1851 and grew into one of the Pacific Northwest's great ports of call.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate our region's 19th Century history - bringing together scholars, enthusiasts and curiosity-seekers from across the Pacific Northwest. Come stroll among the historic structures lining Port Townsend's streets and waterfront. Take in the fresh sea air and drift off to a time when great masted ships dominated the bay and commerce from around the world drove a thriving and growing community.


The Victorian Festival rears up Friday night, March 18th, with our Victorian Pub Crawl - featuring sea shanties, saloons, "shanghai tunnels," and fine vintage cocktails throughout a staggering selection of Port Townsends (in)famous watering holes. Join us in the corner room of the historic Hastings Building at the corner of Taylor and Water Streets at 7 pm.
 


On Saturday you will be treated to Victorian teas, presentations of history and literature and Victorian pastimes. The day continues with the always popular Fashion Show and culminates with the Grand Victorian Ball. 



On Sunday you will be able to join tours of our Victorian-era homes and buildings.

The Victorian Heritage Festival is organized by Olympic
Peninsula Steam with support from The Port Townsend Main Street Program and celebrates Port Townsend's unique role as an exquisitely preserved historical seaport surviving and thriving as a modern city.

Join us for a celebration of the old that is new again - bringing together scholars, enthusiasts and curiosity-seekers from across the Pacific Northwest. 
 
Schedule of Events

Friday - March 18th
  • Uptown Walking Tours, 2 pm
  • Historical Museums, 12-4 pm
  • Shanty Singing, 7-8 pm
  • Pub Crawl, 7-10 pm
Saturday - March 19th
Presentations, Lectures & Events starting at 10 am
    • Corsets – Bound by Tradition or Can You Really Bend Over in That?
    • Victorian Watches and How Women Wore Them
    • The Importance of Music in the Victorian Era
    • Victorian Home Restoration
    • Victorian Hunting Pastimes in Field, Forest & Plain
    • Living History: A Panel of Veteran Reenactors
    • Historical Canning
    • Kids' Victorian Play
    • Fashion Show
    • Victorian Teas  
    • Victorian Ball
    • Contra Dance 
Sunday - March 20th
Tours
          The Hastings Building circa 1889


Up & Down Tour 
11 am - 1 pm, Family Friendly $10 adult / $5 youth 12 & under

~The Fire Bell Tower - 1890 
~The Hastings Building - 1889
~City Hall - 1892

Jefferson County Historical Society Walking Tour 
 12 noon, Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 3-12. Meet at the Jefferson County Museum , 540 Water Street. Reservations are not required. To purchase advance tickets, please call 385-1003. 

100,000+ Square Feet of History  Tour 1
1:30-3:30 pm
$15 adults / $5 youth 12 & under 
~The Hastings Building - 1889
~First National Bank Building - 1883
~N.D. Hill Building - 1889
~City Hall - 1892


100,000+ Square Feet of History  Tour 2
1:30-3:30 pm
$15 adults / $5 youth 12 & under 
~City Hall - 1892
~N.D. Hill Building – 1889
~First National Bank Building - 1883
~The Hastings Building - 1889


Please note: These historic buildings are accessed by steep stairways. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Victorian Festival and The Port Townsend Main Street Program, a 501c3 nonprofit.
Subject to change 

Tickets at www.vicfest.org 

Museums and Sites of Interest
  • Trinity Methodist Church Open House (Sat noon-4pm)
  • Commanding Officer's Quarters (12-4 pm, Fri-Sun)
  • Art Deco Lighting Museum (12-5 pm)
  • The Jefferson County Historical Society Museum (11 am - 4 pm, Fri-Sun)
  • Rothschild House (11 am - 4 pm, Fri & Sat) 
Visit www.vicfest.org for more details, locations and to purchase tickets!
 
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See you at the Victorian Festival!

 


The Port Townsend Main Street Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1985.
211 Taylor Street, Suite 3
Port Townsend, WA 98368
360-385-7911

www.ptmainstreet.org

"Fostering economic vitality and preservation of place within our historic business districts...while maintaining our small town quality of life."
 
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Port Townsend, WA 98368
360-385-7911

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