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Westport Maritime Museum

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Address: 2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport, WA 98595
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+1 360-268-0078

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Don't miss the fresnel lens!

The lens room is worth the admission all on its own. Also has information about fishing, cranberries, maritime activities, etc.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
Michelle Z
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38 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We attempted to tour this museum during their advertised hours, and they were closed with no notice of when the proprietors would be back. There were a few whale skeletons outside of the museum in glass housings that we were able to view. They were excellent. Wish it had been open as they had said. I recommend calling before you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The lens room is worth the admission all on its own. Also has information about fishing, cranberries, maritime activities, etc.

Thank Michelle Z
Cusick, Washington
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

There are several buildings of exhibits. The building with the lens of the Destruction Island light house is a must see.

Thank mclifner
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Three buildings comprise this museum, with the largest being the stately previous home of the Coast Guard rescue operation. A second contains lighthouse information and an actual antique lighthouse light, while the third building holds full whale skeletons along with other aquatic exhibits in a totally glass walled exhibition.

Ridgefield, Washington
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a budget friendly museum with a lot of good information on local history, Coast Guard history, local ecology and more. The outside exhibits are very interesting. Plus, if you show your ticket at the Grays Harbor Lighthouse, you get a dollar off admission there.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The skeletons of whales on display are interesting, but the real highlight here is the museum which was built to house the old Dungeoness Lighthouse Fresnel Lamp. WOW! Worth the visit just for that!!

Thank larkleeskis2014
Pasco, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

There are some interesting exhibits, both inside and out. I would suggest paying for the tour, as the guide seemed very knowledgeable and made things more interesting.

Thank GeenaG4me
Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Set at the harbor in Westport the Maritime Museum is housed in an historic Coast Guard building. Unfortunately we arrived close to 4 PM which is closing time for the museum. However, there are outdoor exhibits that you can view for free (museum is $5). The outdoor exhibits have skeletons of gray and minke whales as well as smaller marine... More 

Thank Mmarymomm
Ostrander, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this museum! It was very interesting. The lens is in a separate air conditioned building. They are very proud of the museum!

Thank figgle0907
Boise, Idaho
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159 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Given the size of the town, we had relatively low expectations for this museum and were pleasantly surprised. In addition to a very interesting (but small) series of maritime-related displays, the real highlight is the fresnel lens (lighthouse lens) that is housed in a separate building. It's really quite impressive to see it up close and well worth the price... More 

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