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
Commanding Officer's Quarters Museum
Open daily 12:00 - 5:00
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.  


Persistent Vision post cardCourtroom Gallery
March 5 - September 5: Persistent Vision: Northwest Native Art

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

Fire Hall Gallery
From Far Away: Early Settlers and Communities of Jefferson County

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

Jail Gallery
Sin at Sea Level