Madrona MindBody is part of a dynamic and growing learning center at beautiful Fort Worden State Park — Amidst the magnificent natural setting and the influence of its military past, Fort Worden is home to inspiration, education and personal transformation. People gather here to participate in arts and music events, woodworking classes, conferences, camping and outdoor activities, family reunions, weddings, and much more.
Originally designed as a military base to protect Puget Sound, Fort Worden evolved into an iconic and cherished state park. The fort – featuring 100 historic structures – spans two miles of saltwater shoreline with views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, and the San Juan Islands.
Within Fort Worden are 13 partners dedicated to lifelong learning. Including Centrum's famed musical workshops and performances to the cutting-edge science education programs at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center to our world renowned Port Townsend School of Woodworking, Fort Worden offers a range of year-round programs and activities for all ages. Fort Worden has two college campuses and Pulitzer-Prize-winning Copper Canyon Press. Plus you can stay here. Book your room at the historic fort and dine on food gathered from nearby organic farms and deliciously prepared by the fort staff.
Fort Worden Partners
Centrum’s mission is to promote creative experiences that change lives. Through intergenerational immersive workshops, Centrum brings together aspiring and master artists to foster creativity, find and provide mentorship, and build community. Centrum’s public performances are the culmination and celebration of workshops and programs, where audiences are welcomed to share in those creative experiences. Upcoming events
Coast Artillery Museum
The Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum, founded in 1976 in partnership with Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend is dedicated to the mission: "...to interpret for the benefit of present and future generations, the story of the coastal fortification of Fort Worden, and Puget Sound and those who manned them." The museum is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization. Upcoming events
Corvidae Press is an association of artists who share an interest in fine art printmaking and who support and manage a communal non-toxic printmaking facility. Founded in 2006, Corvidae Press is dedicated the cooperative structure and spirit of the organization and the pursuit of the printmaker’s craft, with a focus on education, community, and regional interaction. Upcoming events
Commanding Officer’s Quarters
Completed in 1904, the Commanding Officer’s Quarters is one of Fort Worden’s finest buildings. Late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings provide a unique glimpse into the life of a senior US Army officer and his family in the first decade of the 20th century. Today, the Jefferson County Historical Society maintains the historic house museum. Tours are available May – September.
Copper Canyon Press
Copper Canyon Press is a nonprofit publisher that believes poetry is vital to language and living. Since 1972, the Press has published poetry exclusively and has established an international reputation for its commitment to authors, editorial acumen, and dedication to the poetry audience. Upcoming events
Friends of Fort Worden
As stewards of Fort Worden State Park, the nonprofit Friends of Fort Worden provide both financial and volunteer support for park improvements and programs not funded by the state parks system. The Friends work closely with park management to identify key projects that support the park. Upcoming events
Fort Worden State Park
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington’s most treasured lands, waters, and historic places. State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives. Fort Worden joined the state parks system on Aug. 18, 1973. Upcoming events
Goddard is a one-of-a-kind institution of higher education with a history of creativity and chaos, invention and experimentation, of growth, decline and reemergence. Goddard’s mission is to advance cultures of rigorous inquiry, collaboration, and lifelong learning, where individuals take imaginative and responsible action in the world. Upcoming events
Madrona MindBody Institute
Your sanctuary for conscious dance and living in the Pacific Northwest, Madrona MindBody Institute offers life-changing events including workshops, concerts, teacher trainings, intensives and daily classes. After your experience, pamper yourself with a massage or spa therapy. Drop-in class schedule and Upcoming events
Peninsula College provides educational opportunities in the areas of academic transfer, professional and technical, basic skills, and continuing education. The College also contributes to the cultural and economic enrichment of Clallam and Jefferson Counties. Upcoming events
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is an educational and scientific organization devoted to understanding and conserving our marine and shoreline environment. For anyone looking to dive deeper into the conservation of the Salish Sea, volunteer and education opportunities are available. Upcoming events
Port Townsend School of the Arts
Bringing top quality arts instruction to the Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend School of the Arts offer one-time classes, multi-day workshops, and teaching series for youth and adults in a wide variety of artistic mediums.
Adult Classes | Youth Classes | Weekend Workshops | Paint Your Palate
Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Inspiring a lifelong passion for craftsmanship through education in woodworking and traditional building trades, Port Townsend School of Woodworking offers instruction in hand tools, joinery, fine furniture, Northwest Coast Arts, woodturning, tiny homes, Vardo Wagons and creating an inclusive, supportive community. Upcoming workshops
Rainshadow is a full service recording studio, offering both analog and digital formats, as well as concert promotion and production services. Upcoming events