History Hike: Marlyn Nelson County Park + Port Williams

  • June 15, 2024
  • Marlyn Nelson County Park at Port Williams

    2499 Point Williams Rd.
    Sequim, Washington 98382
Ticket Price $45.00-$60.00 Buy Tickets

History Hike Series: June 15th – Marlyn Nelson County Park at Point Williams

Join us on Saturday, June 15 for a historical beach walk at Port Williams/Marlyn Nelson County Park, where a public park holds layers of vibrant history. This 2.5-mile journey will reveal the past of a once-thriving town, complete with a post office, hotel, and wharf – the bustling hub of commerce for east Clallam County. As we stroll, we’ll unfold the area's many transformations and explore its rich narrative.

This 2.5 mile round-trip walk is on level sand and gravel beach. It will last approximately 90 minutes. Pre-registration required.

Information on facilities can be find on the park's website. 

About David Brownell

David Brownell holds a BA in History from Hanover College and an MA in Public History from Wright State University. After serving as Research Coordinator for the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Tribal Historic Preservation Office, David moved to Washington in 2015 to take a position as Cultural Resources Specialist for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, and in 2018 he was designated as Jamestown’s Tribal Historic Preservation Officer by Tribal Council. In the fall of 2021, he became Executive Director of the North Olympic History Center. David serves on the board for the Jefferson County Historical Society.


About History Hikes:

This year, North Olympic History Center Executive Director David Brownell is providing guided hikes at historically significant sites around east Jefferson County. This program is coordinated by the Jefferson County Historical Society. This year we are offering three different hikes:

  • Saturday, May 25th: Blyn Olympic Discovery Trail/Sequim Bay
  • Saturday, June 15th: Port Williams/Marlyn Nelson County Park
  • Sunday, September 15th: Dungeness River Levee Trail


General Info:

  • Two hikes on each date, at 10AM and 12:30PM
  • Each hike is approximately 90 minutes
  • Pre-registration required
  • Program cost is $45 for JCHS or NOHC members, $60 for non-members
  • Participants responsible for their own transportation to and from the site
  • Hikes are between 2 and 2.5 miles round-trip
  • Capacity: 12 people

Interested in membership? 

Visit NOHC membership site here

Visit JCHS membership site here


Questions about History Hikes or other JCHS programs? Email programs@jchsmuseum.com

Date & Time

Jun 15, 2024 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Venue Details

Marlyn Nelson County Park at Port Williams

2499 Point Williams Rd.
Sequim, Washington 98382 Marlyn Nelson County Park at Port Williams
Jefferson County Historical Society

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