Our second full day in Port Townsend, we headed out to Fort Worden. Made famous by the movie ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’, this fort has been preserved for generations to come to appreciate the lifestyle of a military base. It is described as having been a complete town, meeting everybody’s needs from soup to nuts, from healthcare to security, from spiritual care to recreation.
Fort headquarters where administration of this fort as well as three others was managed:
The largest barracks, which housed over 200 men:
The PX, where goods could be purchased, and dances were held:
The guard house (now a gift shop):
Officer’s Row (where it appears there may still be people living):
Here the homes were elegant, and meant for only one or two families – it would appear there was no room for the families of enlisted men, though:
Next post will describe our visit to the Point Wilson Lighthouse. Peg