Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco: Hours, Address, Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

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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4.5
35 reviews
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Noluck7
Washington147 contributions
Worth the time !
Sep 2019
So glad there are dedicated people who take so much of their time to preserve our communities history. We popped in on a rainy afternoon and easily amused ourselves with the model train station and the 1889 passenger train car outside. The recreated village store fronts were great, so glad we stopped in.
Written October 2, 2019
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terri f
Port Townsend, WA58 contributions
Great Museum in a Small Town
May 2019 • Family
We were pleasantly surprised at this well-done museum. It really gave a good history of the area. There was a good train display if you're a train enthusiast.
Written May 21, 2019
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Getting to know IIwaco
Aug 2018 • Couples
This museum were perfect for us. We would learn about this city named Llwaco.

They had lots of beautiful displays.

They covered the Aboriginals, trade & tool, Lewis & Clark, furniture from the past.

They also showed how they cleaned clothes, how to cook and way more.

There were miniature houses as well.

My favorite was Gerard D'Aboville. Alone with a 26 foot boat, all single-handed, he went from Japan to Ilwaco. This happened in 1991.

I enjoyed that lovely museum.

Worthwhile to see!
Written May 3, 2019
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PalouCope
Hereford, TX24 contributions
Great Museum!
Dec 2018 • Family
Great little museum. Daughter is doing a history fair project on the "Graveyard of the Pacific", so we stopped in specifically for the GOP exhibit that happened to be on display during our visit, how lucky were we! Great activity for those rainy days in the PNW.
Written January 6, 2019
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MiaAmica
Oregon Coast, OR175 contributions
Outstanding Small Town Museum
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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Helen223
Okanogan, WA188 contributions
Great Train history at this museum
Sep 2018 • Solo
I was in the Long Beach area for a geocaching event. We had special permission to view the fully restored Nahcotta train car in their court yard which I believe is only open to the public once a year. The information was great and the train car. The rest of the museum was nice too. Everyone was friendly.
Written September 18, 2018
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Isabel L
Washington, UT145 contributions
Really nice local museum
Aug 2018 • Couples
Go on Thursday when admission is free. Interesting local history. Very nice little displays of old time sections of town. Went to see a display of Eric Wiegardt’s watercolors. It will be there until October 6, 2018.
Written August 24, 2018
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adelia121
Seaview, WA1 contribution
Completely Saddened
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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der Wurm
Vancouver, WA56 contributions
A Pleasant Local Museum
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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saulsnatsky
Seattle, WA96 contributions
Had an exhibit of an amazing Pacific canoe journey
Aug 2017
The hand-powered boat journey across the Pacific was the highlight of the visit. The rest of the exhibits were more-or-less average. But if you live inland in the US this might be a good place to get a feeling of this maritime environment and its history.
Written August 24, 2017
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  • Wed - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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