Port Townsend is usually a starting point for visitors, who had gotten there by cars from Seattle or Whidbey Island. Port Townsend is considered the most Victorian of all Seattle towns, and is worth a visit on its own. A visit to historical Port Townsend is best done on foot, and a tour of the town will uncover museums, as well as the state's oldest standing methodist church, and other points of interest. For example, you will see James House (Washington Street), built in 1889, with a commanding view of the harbor, and also reportedly the Northwest's first bed and breakfast. If you are lucky, you can stay at the Ann Starrett Mansion (Clay Street), which offers public tours, but which has often been called Port Townsend's premier B&B. We tried to get in in 1994, with no success. Now that it has gotten even more well-known, I don't know what our chances would be. Don't forget to see Fort Worden State Park, which was used in the filming of An Officer and a Gentleman. And finally, you can end your tour by strolling along the pier and looking at artist's galleries.