Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Explore the crossroads of history where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Discover the history of the railroad that ran by the tide, fishing, logging and early explorers of the Columbia-Pacific region.
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gargamela
Emmett, ID17 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
Mainly focuses on trains, Native American history, and logging. Very well put together. Usually my 3 kids get antsy, but even they were pretty entertained by this museum. They loved the model railroad and the model houses. Something for everyone, and their shop has local artists and crafts to buy. $5 for each adult and free for children 12 and under... I think they had a senior discount, also.
Written June 2, 2014
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der Wurm
Vancouver, WA56 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
If you want to learn more about the local area and people, this is the place to do it. A pleasant place to visit, with knowledgeable staff and volunteers to answer your questions. They rotate exhibits and emphasis to keep it interesting. Thinks to support from the Port of Ilwaco, the admission fee is dropped on Thursday. It's worth the admission fee to know you are supporting this wonderful local effort.
Written January 30, 2018
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frankhlogan
Ocean Park, WA8 contributions
Aug 2012
it is a short hike to the top of this butte where there is a facimile of Lewis and clark's map of the over look, a modern map and the view. Also a shore artillery battery from the WWI era coastal defenses. There is also a battery at the Lewis and Clark interpretive center, which is also in Ft Canby State Park and is a must see. This is the first place I take out of town visitors.
Written September 15, 2012
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adelia121
Seaview, WA1 contribution
Apr 2018 • Business
This is generally a very lovely museum, and many of my family have planned trips there, but I was utterly disgusted with how I was treated. A younger woman, who was completely absent from the front desk when we came in, snuck up on my colleague and I, followed us around the free portion of the museum, yelled at us, silently stood and stared at us, and acted completely distasteful, rude, bitter, and lacked even a bit of decency or hospitality. You’d think you’d try to be polite to visitors when you’re working in tourism, right? Guess again. I definitely will not be going back, or at least not while she is on shift. I will not be recommending it to others for a while, as time and money should not be spent being belittled. Waste of my time.
Written April 17, 2018
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Enchantedstay
Long Beach, WA33 contributions
Jul 2012 • Family
We own a Vacation Rental in Seaview,Wa and the Heritage Museum is a must for the passing travelers.The Long Beach Peninsula is filled with history and the Heritage Museum does a great job at preserving and displaying historical artifacts.That is why we make a point in recommending this place.
Written July 25, 2012
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MiaAmica
Oregon Coast, OR175 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
What a wonderful museum to discover in this small Washington town. It is interesting, clean and focused on the local area. The museum encompasses a wide variety of displays while providing good resource material for each exhibit. You are certain to leave with a new appreciation for this working beach community as well as the surrounding county. The items on display will appeal to all ages and tastes as you progress through the several rooms which hold the various exhibits.
Written October 8, 2018
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UpNOut
TX192 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Spending the summer getting to explore the Pacific northwest, and this area in particular, has been so fun, and this museum really added to my research. No, it's not glitzy and shiny new, but it is filled with so much information and items, there is something here for everyone. There are sections on local Indians, the Coast Guard history in the area, an actual passenger railcar that ran in the area, logging equipment and history. There is an adorable gift shop with handcrafted items, books, paintings, prints, and cards by local artists. Out back, there is an interesting garden with local plants labeled, identifying their uses by native Indians and settlers. The volunteer staff is so helpful. Love this place!
Written August 3, 2017
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TravelRaven
Denver, Colorado85 contributions
May 2016
This is a great place to learn about all the historical eras, geographic landmarks, people and places of this region. It's not huge, but the way they use the space is ingenious and they've put a lot of time and thought into the displays. They have quite a bit of local artifacts, as well as art, and re-creations of items from days gone by. Definitely a good way to spend an hour getting to know more about the history of life in this part of Washington.
Written June 20, 2016
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Niftyfifty59
Skaneateles35 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
I thought this would be a hokey tourist attraction, but it was a great learning experience. I learned about shipwrecks, the Coast Guard, life on a lightship, and nautical history. The exhibits were interesting and the museum is bigger than it looks. Best thing to do in Astoria!
Written September 2, 2014
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delgro
Crozet, VA6 contributions
Jun 2014 • Solo
While small, this museum was a delight. Much of the area's history is thoughtfully displayed along with special displays during certain periods. Be sure to check their website to find out what is being displayed.
Written June 10, 2014
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