Fodor's Expert Review Westport Maritime Museum

Westport Museum/Gallery

A former Coast Guard station houses displays of historic photos, equipment, clothing, and other relics from the life-saving service and such local industries as fishing, logging, and cranberry farming. Exhibits include a collection of sea-mammal bones, and the 17-foot-tall Destruction Island Lens, a lighthouse beacon that was built in 1888 and weighs almost 6 tons. The octagonal Grays Harbor Lighthouse, a 107-foot structure built in 1898, is the tallest on the Washington coast. It stands near the museum and adjacent to Westport Light State Park, a day-use area with picnic tables and a beach. A tour of the lighthouse base is included with museum admission; it costs extra to climb to the top.

Museum/Gallery Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Quick Facts

2201 Westhaven Dr.
Westport, Washington  98595, USA

360-268–0078

www.westportmaritimemuseum.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $5, includes lighthouse base (extra $5 to climb to the top), Apr.–Sept., daily 10–4; Oct.–Mar., Fri.–Mon. noon–4; lighthouse closed Dec. and Jan., $5, includes lighthouse base (extra $5 to climb to top), Closed Dec. and Jan.

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