DescriptionThe first settlers in this area built houses on the wooded shores of Sinclair Inlet in 1854 and named their community Sidney. Sawmills and shipyards powered the town's economy, and in 1903 Sidney was renamed Port Orchard and made the seat of Kitsap County.
The Log Cabin Museum, 416 Sidney Ave., features an early 20th-century log house with period furnishings; phone (360) 876-3693.
Kitsap Live Steamers, 3100 S.E. Marbeth Ln., has more than 4,000 feet of ground-level, 7.5-inch gauge track. Train rides are offered from 10-4 on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from April through October; phone (206) 718-9401. The train is located in South Kitsap Regional Park, 2841 S.E. Lund Ave. (at Jackson Avenue).
Daily passenger ferry service links Port Orchard and Annapolis to nearby Bremerton; phone (360) 373-2877 for schedule.
Visitor InfoPort Orchard Chamber of Commerce 1014 Bay St. Suite 3 PORT ORCHARD, WA 98366. Phone:(360)876-3505
ShoppingAntique shopping is popular in Port Orchard. Olde Central Antique Mall, 801 Bay St., has more than 40 dealers. Port Orchard Public Market, 715 Bay St., is a year-round indoor market.
The Port Orchard Farmers Market has a waterfront backdrop in Marina Park and is held Saturdays 9-3 from April to mid-October. The market features locally grown Kitsap Peninsula fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants as well as locally caught fish. An especially scenic way to get there is to take Washington State Ferries to the Bremerton ferry dock, then the Kitsap Transit Foot Ferry to the Port Orchard dock.
Things to SeeSidney Art Gallery and Museum