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Westport Maritime Museum

2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport, WA 98595
360-268-0078
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Westport
Type: Specialty Museums
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Redmond, Washington, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Summerland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
40 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

What a great spot to spend time. Walk all the way to the end of the road and see the boardwalk. Buy fish from the little fish shack on the pier - it is so fresh and food and the prices are not out of line. We went back twice and would go again if we were in the area.

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Seattle
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stopping here (and the Grays Harbor Lighthouse) was a last minute decision, but well worth the extra time. An interesting time in Westport's history. Learning about, and seeing in person, the Destruction Island Lighthouse Lens was awesome!

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Duvall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Just off the beaten a few ft, but very interesting.. Learned a lot about the local marine life, wales, and a very good history of the waling industry.

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Vancouver, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Westport is a small community with a lot of heart. Not as busy As Ocean Shores but there are things to see and do. In June they have Pirates Daze and the town becomes very active. The lookout tower is newer and very well located. There is a paved walking trail from near the lighthouse to very near town.

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Forks, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is a small museum in the old Coast Guard station. It has a good collection of artifacts both from the Coast Guard and Lighthouse and also from the local community. They also have displays on ships and shipwrecks, fishing and whaling, cranberries, logging, the local community, the ocean and ocean life and have a children's discovery area. They also... More

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Westport, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband and I visited Westport several years ago for the first time. We kept coming back because of the many different amenities this little town has to offer, like great surfing, fishing, the incredible beaches and last but not least the Grays Harbor Lighthouse and the Westport Maritime Museum. So many wonderful artifacts from days gone by are on... More

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Marion, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We were rather disappointed in this museum. For the $5 fee, one would think that they would allow you to take photos in the museum. Most museums that I have been to allow photography. The lady working in the museum was not very friendly, nor did she thank us for visiting. We definitely think this was a waste of our... More

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Olympia, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

If you're a lighthouse buff, you've got to see the working Fresnel lens. It's housed in a building that was built just for it. A guide takes you into the building and tells you anything you want to know. Our guide happened to be a freshman in high school. He was impressive!

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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We almost didn't go into the museum when we saw the $5 fee, but we are so glad we did! So much history in such a little place! Well organized and just enough information! The Destruction Island Lighthouse lens is so magnificent.....DO NOT MISS! Photos are great but a video of its movement is a must!

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