Stop by the chamber of commerce (2437 E. Sims Way, 360/385-2722, www.ptchamber.org) to pick up a tour map of historic downtown and other parts of Port Townsend. Guided tours of the waterfront, saloons, and historic homes are available by appointment from Kathy Hill Step On Tours (360/385-4356, $10).
Historic Home Tours are held the third weekend in September; owners of private Victorian residences open their doors to the public. Call the visitor information center for tickets (360/437-4065, $16).
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition