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The Rothschild House
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Step through the kitchen door of the Rothschild House and step back to the 1800's. Located at the corner of Jefferson and Taylor Streets in uptown Port Townsend, the Rothschild House has been left as the family remembered it from its early years. As such, it is a surprisingly accurate reflection of our culture 100 years ago. The children's room looks like the children have just stepped out for a few minutes. The parlor waits for visiting callers. Outside, the roses of earlier generations still bloom; the herbs still rise in the springtime. Jefferson County Historical Society offers walking tours of Port Townsend's historic uptown. This tour, covering the "Moral High Ground," the genteel district up on the bluff in this once-notorious seaport, starts from the Rothschild House every Sunday at 2 pm, June through September. Please call ahead to ensure your reservation. The Rothschild House is managed by Jefferson County Historical Society. The JCHS staffs the house, while Washington State Parks provides maintenance and oversight.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“what a town to visit”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

this small sleepy Victorian town, has some great shopping, along with these "wonderful old mansions. you'll need a couple of days to really see this place. i plan to return soon. BTW, the shopping is so inexpensive, you'll be stunned at the prices. good place to do your holiday shopping ..

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Bob C
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Port Townsend, Washington, United States
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“An interesting historical time”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

This historic house is very interesting and well worth a visit. Take the time to read all of the letters, picture explanations, and historical documents. There is someone present to answer questions.

Visited September 2013
3 Thank Fay S
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“a beautiful old house”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

If you visit Port Townsend you should visit the house. Our
hostess was knowledgeable and gave us a lot of good
information not only about the house but about Port

Visited August 2013
2 Thank CarandFra
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Kansas City Missouri
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134 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Well appointed victorian home.”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Great view. Sweet tour guide gave wonderful insights and made history come alive. Clothing photos furniture family life. Close to center of town and part of museum package ticket with other museums.

1 Thank TravelinGal16
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Vancouver, Washington
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338 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Up close and personal view of a civil war era home”
Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

Wonderful docent that shared great details on the family and the times. Great opportunity to see closely the home and possessions. Spectacular view of the wharf from the front porch.

Visited August 2013
3 Thank TrvlTheWorld2
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