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Columbia River Maritime Museum

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Address: 1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-325-2323
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Activities: Birdwatching
Description: A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.
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This museum is a great place to visit. It comprehensively demonstrates and explains the Columbia River and the fishing industry in this area. Very informative and I especially... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Santa Rosa, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This museum is a great place to visit. It comprehensively demonstrates and explains the Columbia River and the fishing industry in this area. Very informative and I especially liked the videos about the work of the Bar Pilots.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very interesting museum for both the ten year old and the forty year old. There was a lot more to explore inside the museum than I thought and we ended up spending several hours here.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Incredible displays, hands on/interactive areas, a children's area, movies, a great gift shop (all profits go directly to museum). There is an entire Coast Guard Cutter displayed in one room - as well as smaller models of ships. There is also a light house ship docked next to building that is part of the tour.

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I was not expecting a museum so well run in this small town. Extensive history of the Bar Pilots, the Coast Guard, and the history of the Columbia River. The room with all the old nautical maps and charts was my favorite!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is such a fun place, but don't tell the kids, its also educational! You can also go aboard the boat (you see in the photo above, I believe it cost extra, but worth it. NOTE: The boat is NOT handicap friendly or accessible). SO much to see and do inside the museum! I doubt you will regret it!

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This excellent museum added to this East Coast resident's appreciation of the Pacific Northwest. The museum is well designed, with interesting displays that focus on the Columbia River and especially the dangerous "bar," where the river meets the Pacific. The history of Astoria and the surrounding area is incorporated into the overall story of the maritime industry in the region.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Extremely engaging exhibitions that provide a respectable understanding for the area and it's unique body of water.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

this was a fascinating experience. The rich history was expected but the museum demonstrated how the history flows into the current day reality and some of the video was really exciting. The Columbia Bar is still a massive challenge for sailors and the story of the bar pilots and river pilots is still ongoing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visited the museum around 3:30 on a Wednesday afternoon on our way to Cannon Beach and found it a pleasant break from driving. We've visited three times over the past 25 years and found it interesting each time. It seems a bit expensive ($12, $10 for seniors) for such a small museum, but the displays were informative. We especially... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Being from the east i had no idea the dangers and perils of the Columbia River. This museum tells in fine detail the struggles and successes of the folks who live along the river and make it their home. As an historian I can tell you you will learn a lot here in a little time. My wife and I... More 

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Additional Information about Columbia River Maritime Museum

Address: Address: 1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-325-2323
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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