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Address: 2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport, WA 98595
Phone Number: 360-268-0078
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Fun, Intimate Little Maritime Museum

Took a group of friends here as a rainy day diversion and really enjoyed the staff, intimate displays and adorable little gift shop. The outdoor exhibits are great and reasonably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
LoryGene54
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Ocean Shores, Washington
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Ocean Shores, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a group of friends here as a rainy day diversion and really enjoyed the staff, intimate displays and adorable little gift shop. The outdoor exhibits are great and reasonably wheelchair accessible. The museum itself is less accommodating. Admission is $5.00 and well worth it to help keep this little maritime gem open to the public.

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Westport, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can get a lot of local maritime history by visiting this museum. Clever use of small rooms with compact displays makes this very up-close and personal. Very nice gift shop with all kinds of nautical things. Lots of stairs, but worth the effort.

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Thank ersoprano
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Loved the intimate museum but was enthralled with the lighthouse exhibition. My 10 year old grandson loved the outdoor whale skeleton as well as the lighthouse. The woman who showed us the lighthouse lens was knowledgeable and never rushed us as we were in awe.

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Thank VivianSea
Blaine, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Westport is a fun town , this museum does a great job of keeping the history preserved for the young to see & learn

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Flagstaff, AZ
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We enjoyed seeing all the exhibits in this museum and learning a lot about the ocean and the Pacific Northwest.

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Thank BritBorn
Ocean Shores, Washington
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Great celebration of "All Things Salmon" at this little fishing village on the Washington coast at the entrance to Gray's Harbor. This year they built a collection of the history of the charter boats that plied the fishing waters off the coast during the post-WW2 period, some of which still chase the salmon in their annual run up the West... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We visited just to see what it was. I particularly liked the out of door exhibit of whale and dolphin skeletons. Inside was several interesting things with the light house lenses my favorite. I recommend if you can afford the $5 USD admission.

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Thank Robert L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a cool museum! If you're from the Pacific Northwest, some of the items might seem a bit ordinary to you. But the main attraction is the really cool light structure that was recovered from the Desolation Island Lighthouse. There is only one like it, which is at the Smithsonian. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area!

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Monroe, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This building was the Coast Guard Station years ago. The displays are good but there is room for improvement. The STAR of this place is the Fresnel Lens from Destruction Island Lighthouse. Spectacular!!

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Thank Mary D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Have a little extra time go take a walk through learn a little local history. The best part of it all is the lighthouse lens in the separate building. It is great I do photography and it took me awhile to leave the building. That is worth seeing. People were friendly and knowledgeable.

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