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Westport Maritime Museum

Address: 2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport, WA 98595
Phone Number: 360-268-0078
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Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Westport
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums

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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very cool whale bones! Great history of westport. Take the time to read the journals. It's really amazing to see original artifacts. Only $5 per adult. Kids under 5 are free. There is a cute kids room upstairs that has a sand box that kids can play with. Our 3 year old liked that room but didn't care for Mose... More 

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Sacramento, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I love lighthouses, and have stopped at almost all on the Pacific Coast. When we visited the museum, we were captivated by the Japanese flotsam that washed over after the Honshu Provence earthquake and tsunami. However, the 1st Order Fresnel Lens displayed is absolutely breathtaking. The lens was saved from the decommissioned Deconstruction Island lighthouse and is on display in... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

They have some interesting finds. I would be curious to find out if the place is haunted actually. They have a burial urn from Japan that washed up and tons of neat finds from wrecked ships. The upstairs area is a bit out of place I felt because it was old farm equipment and tools. But the best part is... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If these artifacts were in a bigger city, they would have many more visitors. Old time pictures. Old time stories.

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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The museum itself was pretty interesting but the highlight and must see is the giant lens in the next building. It's fascinating and beautiful.

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Waretown, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It's only $5 and worth that for a look at the light from the unused lighthouse. Some interesting pictures and stories are worth a read.

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Spokane, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Drove by and saw a huge whale skeleton and had to stop. Pretty awesome and recommend visiting. they have a full outdoor display within glass of the whale, and other marine life and kids may also find it fascinating.

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Issaquah, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This museum has a fabulous display of the French-made lenses that used to serve mariners from the local, historic light house. This plus full-sized whale and related skeletons makes this a great stop for all ages.

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Des Moines, Washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Nice little museum housed in a former Coast Guard facility. Easy way to learn a little history about Westport and Gray's Harbor. Being able to view, up close the Fresnel lens and tour the well preserved buildings were worth the price ($5 per) of admission. The inter-active activity room for children can make it fun for kids. Easy walk to... More 

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Redmond, Washington, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Knowledgeable staff, lots on display, varied information on local history of Westport and surrounding area. Great history on Coast Guard too. Be sure to visit the adjacent building to see the Fresnel Light too.

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