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Vaughn is on the Key Peninsula which is a sub peninsula of the Kitsap Peninsula.


Vaughn was named for W.D. Vaughn, who settled in the area around 1851. Vaughn was once an important port for the Key Peninsula. From the 1870s to the 1920s, transportation needs for Vaughn and other communities along Case Inlet were once served by a small flotilla of steamboats. The local community based monthly newspaper called the North Bay Review, services Allyn.

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located on Vaughn Bay's gentle waters which are protected by a spit, this is an excellent area to explore by boat.


  • The Key Peninsula Historical Society and Museum, 17010 S. Vaughn Rd. KPN. Regular hours are 1:00 - 4:00 on Thursday and Saturday afternoon. dedicated to learning about and preserving our local history of the Key peninsula and its maritime and farming past. They also offer an auto tour of the area. free.


  • [formerly dead link] Key Peninsula Historical Society, 17010 S. Vaughn Rd. KPN. 50 mile historical route that connects almost 120 points of interest on the Key Peninsula that was assembled and curated by the Key Peninsula Historical Society. Brochures are available for free from the museum in Vaughn.
  • Key Peninsula Civic Center, 17010 South Vaughn Road N, +1 253 884-3456. The Key Peninsula Civic Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the welfare of the Key Peninsula community and citizens, and encouraging civic consciousness through active participation in constructive projects that will improve the community.



  • Gourmet Burgers, 11717 SR 302, Gig Harbor, +1 253 858-5205. don't let the Gig Harbor mailing address fool you, this local destination restaurant serving up large burgers and even larger fries is just a few miles north of Vaughn and west of Purdy.




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