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Columbia River Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great History of the area

What a great Museum for children and adults to enjoy. Lots of history to learn about many ships and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ellensburg, Washington
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Great history but also an education into the workings of industry that has impacted the area as well as present day comm

Love the history this place presents as well as the information on present day commerce as well as... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Waldport, OR, United States
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A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.
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1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great Museum for children and adults to enjoy. Lots of history to learn about many ships and their seamen. Over a hundred years of history and knowledge, it’s always great to be able to say I learned something new today. Give yourself lots...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Love the history this place presents as well as the information on present day commerce as well as the impact weather and natural forces play into the lives of the people here. Great place to visit for all ages and interests.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit and take in the movies. Lots to see and well planned out. They went into great detail about the Columbia River system which was very interesting.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lorbay55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting, informative and so much to see and learn! A must for young and old alike!! the artifacts are so amazing and the whole layout of the museum is done well and easy to navigate.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Helen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon last year and we really enjoyed it. There is a lot of interesting information provided. A lot of interesting artifacts and films to watch. We didn't get to stay long but plan to go back sometime and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wgen
Reviewed February 15, 2019

Be sure to allow at least 2 hours to experience this museum. The displays are first class and laden with the history of the area. We especially enjoyed the displays about the Japanese WWII flags, the commercial fishing vessels, and navigation aids through the years....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

The museum was way bigger than I expected and the boat was pretty neat. There was so much great information. This was a perfect activity on a rainy day.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Spent a week traveling the Oregon coast this was on our list, neat history fun things to see but it was kinda boring. But definitely worth seeing

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

This was an incredible experience. My partner and I love maritime history. With our museum tickets, we were allowed to climb aboard the Columbia and see what it was like to be aboard a light ship. Taking a tour and sitting in the mess hall...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ManderleyAgain
Reviewed February 2, 2019

Lots of parking . Big building right on the main highway 30 . Big displays of what Astoria waterways and boats are about . Good history displays. Hands on displays . Good for children ...basically good info for everyone . There is a big dramatic...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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June 1, 2018|
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Response from Brianne D | Reviewed this property |
We were there for an hour and a half—max you’d need is 2 hours.
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September 11, 2017|
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Response from DEP3 | Reviewed this property |
You can go at your own pace. One could easily spend hours here, but you can also get a taste of what's there in 60-90 minutes. A bit rushed, but possible.
August 1, 2017|
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Response from webatweb | Reviewed this property |
Shuttle is free Donations accepted Run by volunteers no association to ships