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Northwest Victorian Seaports: An Exploration of Port Townsend and Coupeville

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6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Immerse yourself in maritime culture and Pacific Northwest history as you engage in intimate study of two distinctive, preserved Victorian seaports. Visit the port of Coupeville on Whidbey Island and explore some of its more than 50 structures on the National Register of Historic Places. Across Puget Sound in Port Townsend, explore one of only three Victorian seaports in America listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lectures by historians accent your explorations with insight into the architecture, culture and seafaring heritage of each port and its surroundings.


• In Port Townsend, venture into privately owned Victorian mansions to share gossip and stories from the town’s history.
• Explore Ebey’s Landing Reserve, a significant historic agricultural landscape and America’s first National Historical Reserve.
• Take a boat ride and enjoy a 360-degree, unobstructed view of Deception Pass, where you watch for bald eagles, seals, porpoises and whales while hearing tales of the characters who once navigated these waters.

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Walking up to two miles; some uneven terrain.

Coordinated by Skagit Valley College.

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
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