We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Westport Maritime Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport, WA 98595
Phone Number:
+1 360-268-0078

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 76 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 35
  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
  • 1
  • 0
Fresnel lens is worth the trip.

If you only stop to see the Fresnel lens, it is worth your trip. The way they display it is breath taking. The only fully functioning lens outside of a lighthouse that I've ever... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Coreen S
Castle Rock, Washington
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 76: English reviews
Castle Rock, Washington
Level Contributor
50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you only stop to see the Fresnel lens, it is worth your trip. The way they display it is breath taking. The only fully functioning lens outside of a lighthouse that I've ever seen and it is beautiful. You can get up close and see the workings.

Thank Coreen S
Level Contributor
38 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Thank Adhv
Level Contributor
46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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
Level Contributor
45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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
Level Contributor
34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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.

1 Thank M L
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
269 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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
Level Contributor
247 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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

Been to Westport Maritime Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Westport Maritime Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?