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Westport Maritime Museum

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Address: 2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport, WA 98595
Phone Number: 360-268-0078

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Great museum that presents some really interesting history

This museum is very interesting and a great way to spend a gray afternoon in Westport. The history of Westport and the maritime industry in Washington is very interesting. Make... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Rehsinup19
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Kent, Washington
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Kent, Washington
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217 reviews 217 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This museum is very interesting and a great way to spend a gray afternoon in Westport. The history of Westport and the maritime industry in Washington is very interesting. Make sure you go to the building next door to see the authentic light house lantern. Check out the gift shop while you are there. The gift shop has a lot... More 

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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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14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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8 attraction reviews
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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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12 attraction reviews
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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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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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