The museum was fascinating. We learned about the treacherous water at the Bar. The small boat from the tsunami that travelled thousands of miles was quite a sight.
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The museum is well run and what ever your knowledge of maritime facts are, you will definitely learn something. Lots of history of the area. Of special interest was a satellite view of the Columbia River with all the ships anchored off shore. This view...More
My 11 year old daughter was enthralled with all the exhibit, videos and photos in this museum. Was a great family activity.
This maritime museum is first rate, The small town of Astoria can be very proud of it, as it rivals those in major sea ports.
This was an enjoyable place to wander as you please and learn and enjoy the rich history of the Columbia River and the people who braved its waters. The stories and displays are well thought out and easy to navigate at your own pace. Lots...More
Not a large museum but full of artifacts, education, displays and movies that really tell the story of the various explorers that visited the region, the region itself (shipwrecks, canneries, WW2 contributions) and an extensive view into the Coast Guard, including its people and equipment...More
This was the reason we went to Astoria. We totally enjoyed the displays and the mock-ups. It's really unbelievable what happens on the bar and how the Coast Guard handles it so well. Lots of good stuff here!!!