Bainbridge Island is a scenic, 35 minute ferry ride departing from Colman Dock on the Seattle waterfront. You can find the ferry schedule here. Simply walk or drive on then enjoy a snack, take a walk on deck, and snap a selfie against the Seattle skyline to the east or the Olympic mountains to the west. If you plan to visit the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial during your stay, plan to drive on with your car.
Alternatively, the Agate Pass Bridge connects Bainbridge to the Kitsap Peninsula at the north end of the island. Visitors can drive from the south over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge on Highway 16 and follow Highway 3 at Bremerton to Poulsbo, where Highway 305 leads to Bainbridge Island.
Or, if you’re driving the Olympic Peninsula loop clockwise, continue southeast on Highway 104, cross the Hood Canal Bridge, take Highway 3 to Poulsbo, then exit onto Highway 305 to Bainbridge Island.
The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial is a short 3.8 mile, 10 minute drive from the ferry terminal, but driving by car is recommended. The address is: 4195 Eagle Harbor Dr NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.
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