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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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A hidden treasure

Given the size of the town, we had relatively low expectations for this museum and were pleasantly surprised. In addition to a very interesting (but small) series of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given the size of the town, we had relatively low expectations for this museum and were pleasantly surprised. In addition to a very interesting (but small) series of maritime-related displays, the real highlight is the fresnel lens (lighthouse lens) that is housed in a separate building. It's really quite impressive to see it up close and well worth the price... More 

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Maricopa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun and educational, worth the stop make sure to see the lighthouse too. I think you get a discount if you see both.

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Camano Island, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Westport is a very small fishing village, and as most of those go, very sleepy. This museum pays homage to a more conversationalist side which I thought was interesting. Historical and careful of the impact of over fishing. Several skeletal remains of marine life preserved which I found very interesting. Hours are limited so make sure you check before you... More 

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Westport, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Several local events going on during summer. Craft fair, art fairs. Worth a visit. Plus seeing museum while there.

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Kahlotus, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Lots of history on their walls. My children love looking at the whale bones . If I remember right they do have host to help with you tour and answer your questions.

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Thank carolyer
Tacoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

I always love stopping by the Museum. The whale bones out front always humble me with their massive size. I'm so impressed with all the work done on the displays.

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

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 January 5, 2016

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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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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Blaine, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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