Port Gamble was founded in 1853 by Maine businessmen Pope and Talbot. They established a saw mill in 1853 that ran until 1995 making it the longest running saw mill in U.S. history. The town of Port Gamble has always been and still is a company-owned town and is one of Washington State’s top tourist destinations.
Home to what is arguably the most haunted building in Washington State, the Walker-Ames house in Port Gamble has become a local hotspot for paranormal groups, psychics and investigators.
Anyone who has wandered the streets after dark, explored the Buena Vista cemetery, or participated in a ghost walk or investigation does not need to stay long to know that Port Gamble is a haven for paranormal activity.
With recorded evidence going back as early as the 1950’s, there are stories from nearly every building in town.
The Walker-Ames has been featured on A&E’s “My Ghost Story” and Port Gamble has been the setting for ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction, New York Times Best Selling Author Gregg Olsen’s young adult Empty Coffin series, as well as the currently in production psychological thriller Squatter.
(Submitted by Pete Orbea)
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- 32340 Rainier Ave NE
Port Gamble, WA
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- 47.855309197567585, -122.5837106108338
- Kitsap County, Washington
- Nearest Towns:
- Lofall, WA (4.6 mi.)
Hansville, WA (4.6 mi.)
Kingston, WA (5.6 mi.)
Port Ludlow, WA (6.7 mi.)
Indianola, WA (8.0 mi.)
Suquamish, WA (8.7 mi.)
Poulsbo, WA (8.7 mi.)
Edmonds, WA (10.1 mi.)
Woodway, WA (10.2 mi.)
Keyport, WA (10.7 mi.)
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