Kitsap Peninsula is rich with arts and culture; from museums showcasing the region's culture, art and history to dozens of venues featuring live theater, dance and music. Use the Search Filter and Events Calendar to find a wide range of activities for all ages and interests. Read our blog for a suggested two-day itinerary that highlights the Kitsap Peninsula's history and culture.
Thousands of years before European exploration charted the waters of Puget Sound, several large communities of native people inhabited this area. Local tribes include Suquamish Tribe and the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe. One of the most famous tribal elders is Chief Seattle, ancestral leader of the Suquamish Tribe. Click here to see his restored gravesite.
More than 150 years ago early settlers depended on water-based transport to move goods and people giving birth to the Mosquito Fleet. Thanks to Kitsap Transit, visitors can still hop abroad the historic Carlisle II - from the original Mosquito Fleet still in in operation today. Runs weekdays between Bremerton and Port Orchard about every 30-minutes. $2 cash only. Click for schedule. Learn more about the Mosquito Fleet at the Kitsap County Historical Society & Museum and the Sidney Museum in Port Orchard.