Bremerton, Washington

Gardens and Nurseries

Carter's Nursery & Garden Center. 4345 NW Lakeview Drive, Bremerton, WA 98312. Phone: 360-479-5186.

Elandan Gardens. 3050 W. State Highway 16, Bremerton, WA 98312. Phone: 360-373-8260.

Located on the water between Port Orchard and Gorst, a must-see for their nationally renowned Bonsai collection and the contemporary sculpture garden.  Reserve for events.  Northwest Flower & Garden Show award winners. Fee.


Bremerton Naval Museum.  130 Washington Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337. Phone: 360-479-7447.

History of the U.S. Navy and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard are presented.

Kitsap Historical Society & Museum. PO Box 903, Bremerton, WA 98337. Phone: 360-479-6226.

Country life from pioneer times through World War II plus photo and document archives

Built in 1917, the MV Carlisle II is the oldest continuously operating ferry in Puget Sound. This foot ferry operates between Bremerton and Port Orchard, and you can take a free ride on any weekend between May and October.

USS Turner Joy. Bremerton Historic Ships Association, 300 Washington Beach Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337-5668. Phone: 360-792-2457; Fax: 360-377-1020.

The destroyer USS Turner Joy is the first permanent, and publicly accessible, Naval heritage and educational ship attraction in the Pacific Northwest.  The ship is maintained in its original condition and most spaces are open to the public. This Forrest Sherman-class destroyer was built in Seattle and commissioned in 1959, and decommissioned in 1982 after 23 years of Pacific Fleet service.

Bremerton Historic Ships Association. 300 Washington Beach Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337-5668. Phone: 360-792-2457; Fax: 360-377-1020. E-mail

Performing Arts

Bremerton Symphony Association. 532 5th Street, Suite 16, PO Box 996, Bremerton, WA 98337. Phone: 360-373-1722; Fax: 360-405-9665.

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