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Westport Maritime Museum

2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport, WA 98595
+1 360-268-0078
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Highly Recommend

The Fresnel lens, alone, is more than worth the $5 entry fee. It's definitely a must see! It is one... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jessica B
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Hillsboro, Oregon
via mobile
Great small museum

Housed in a historic Coast Guard station, the museum exhibits highlight the local area. The whale... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Diane C
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Rialto, California
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“whale bones” (7 reviews)
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2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport, WA 98595
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+1 360-268-0078
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Fresnel lens, alone, is more than worth the $5 entry fee. It's definitely a must see! It is one of the most impressive museum displays I have ever seen. The Westport Historical Society should be commended for their handling of such a huge undertaking....More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Housed in a historic Coast Guard station, the museum exhibits highlight the local area. The whale bones outside are impressive. I loved being able to see the lighthouse lens from Destruction Island without having to climb to the top of a lighthouse. The docent turned...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Kinda small and not too much to see. Could have so much more here because there's lots of unused space. Not very kid friendly. Guy at the front counter wasn't very nice or welcoming and told us our fee included free admission to the light...More

Thank jessjjmc
Reviewed 12 August 2017

was the beautiful and amazing Fresnel lens. I looked at it from as many angles as I could and every angle was unique. The outdoor exhibits were interesting, the indoor not so much.

Thank Teri-Jon S
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This museum houses a huge display outside of a whale bone. Also they have the very first lighthouse lense you can see up close. Very interesting.

Thank Beverly M
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Impressive museum run solely by volunteers. We had 5 children in our group of 9 adults, older kids (9-13) enjoyed it as did the adults. Worth the stop for sure. Hours are a little sketchy since it's volunteer run so calling ahead would be an...More

Thank Rimrocknoni
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Its only $5 for adult's. Not sure about price for children. So this place has 2 story's 3 room downstairs and 2 upstairs. Each room is filled with displays with vast information about the Coast Guard. There is also 2 out buildings. One has marine...More

Thank cheign
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This old Coast Guard Station houses some interesting pieces, the beautiful glass floats are incredible but the real gem in this place is the Fresnel Lens. Beautiful story for the asking. So go ahead and ask.

Thank joni h
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Although a small collection. I found the museum to be very informative and fun to visit. Lots of interesting artifacts to see and my favorite was a huge light House lens . I felt like Nicholas Cage in National Treasure when he found the hidden...More

Thank Fred H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Was so pleased to go through the museum and find so many varieties of displays! The lens house was exceptional.

Thank Robinmcln
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