Port Townsend, Washington, home to The Quimper Inn is located on Washington State’s Quimper Peninsula… which is actually part of another peninsula, The Olympic Peninsula!  We look forward to welcoming you to the Quimper Peninsula, Port Townsend and The Quimper Inn!

Definitions:

  1. The Quimper Peninsula: On the Northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula is an extension
    of land called the Quimper Peninsula, Port Townsend is on the Northeastern corner of the land.
  2. The Quimper Man: In 1790 Manuel Quimper sailed north to Alaska, and, in the recently seized British ship (owned by Meares and renamed the Princesa Real by the Spanish), explored the Strait of Juan de Fuca upon the order of Martinez. Quimper was the map maker of the fleet, made the first chart of, what is now, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and in the exercise named our peninsula after himself.
  3. The Quimper Faience: A type of pottery, or faience, low temperature fired china pottery made in Brittany, France… in the town of Quimper ( Kemper ) in the Northwestern celtic area for more than 300 years.