The streets of this once bustling logging town haven't changed much since the 1850s. Today this very popular tourist destination is filled with unique textile, antique and gift shops, mouth-watering restaurants and a historic theater. Many of the businesses are located in original New England-style homes that have been restored and preserved, along with the town's general store and stately church, shown above. While you're in town, visit the hilltop cemetery and look for the grave of the first U.S. sailor killed in battle in the Northwest. Port Gamble also is famous for its paranormal activity and hosts an annual Ghost Conference in October. Read our blog for more info, then plan your trip.
Port Gamble is a National Historic site and, before its closing in 1995, the Port Gamble Mill was the oldest continuously operating sawmill in North America. Take time during your visit to stop by the museum and learn about the history behind this quaint, waterside gem.
The centerpiece of this north Kitsap Peninsula town is the Port Gamble General Store & Cafe. Housed in the same historic location as it was when the mill was active, the store is a delightful spot for food and fun. Delicious meals, unique gifts and clever cards await you in this "must stop" destination.