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Westport Maritime Museum

2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport, WA 98595
+1 360-268-0078
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Very interesting museum. Don't miss the Fresnel lense!

This small museum is full of interesting maritime artifacts from the Westport area. The highlight... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
monroemom2015
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Monroe, Washington
Short and sweet visit

Visited the museum in February. The fresnel viewing lens was the best exhibit for me since we... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
swathym2016
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport, WA 98595
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+1 360-268-0078
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"coast guard"
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"island lighthouse"
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"fresnel lens"
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"whale bones"
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"light house"
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"maritime museum"
in 7 reviews
"outdoor exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"grays harbor"
in 6 reviews
"hidden treasure"
in 2 reviews
"whole building"
in 2 reviews
"huge display"
in 2 reviews
"my favorite"
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"worth the trip"
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"great stop"
in 2 reviews
"interesting history"
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"salmon"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum is full of interesting maritime artifacts from the Westport area. The highlight is a stunning Fresnel lense from the old Destruction Island lighthouse. It has a whole building devoted to it and its history. There are also whale skeletons in a glass...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Visited the museum in February. The fresnel viewing lens was the best exhibit for me since we toured here after it's sister site: the lighthouse. The other exhibits around the naval officers, whales and ship equipment were pretty cool as well. Protip: save your ticket...More

Thank swathym2016
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

The Fresnel lens, alone, is more than worth the $5 entry fee. It's definitely a must see! It is one of the most impressive museum displays I have ever seen. The Westport Historical Society should be commended for their handling of such a huge undertaking....More

1  Thank Jessica B
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Housed in a historic Coast Guard station, the museum exhibits highlight the local area. The whale bones outside are impressive. I loved being able to see the lighthouse lens from Destruction Island without having to climb to the top of a lighthouse. The docent turned...More

1  Thank Diane C
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Kinda small and not too much to see. Could have so much more here because there's lots of unused space. Not very kid friendly. Guy at the front counter wasn't very nice or welcoming and told us our fee included free admission to the light...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

was the beautiful and amazing Fresnel lens. I looked at it from as many angles as I could and every angle was unique. The outdoor exhibits were interesting, the indoor not so much.

Thank Teri-Jon S
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This museum houses a huge display outside of a whale bone. Also they have the very first lighthouse lense you can see up close. Very interesting.

Thank Beverly M
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Impressive museum run solely by volunteers. We had 5 children in our group of 9 adults, older kids (9-13) enjoyed it as did the adults. Worth the stop for sure. Hours are a little sketchy since it's volunteer run so calling ahead would be an...More

Thank Rimrocknoni
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Its only $5 for adult's. Not sure about price for children. So this place has 2 story's 3 room downstairs and 2 upstairs. Each room is filled with displays with vast information about the Coast Guard. There is also 2 out buildings. One has marine...More

1  Thank cheign
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This old Coast Guard Station houses some interesting pieces, the beautiful glass floats are incredible but the real gem in this place is the Fresnel Lens. Beautiful story for the asking. So go ahead and ask.

Thank joni h
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