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Columbia River Maritime Museum

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Address: 1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
Phone Number: 503-325-2323
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A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.

A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.

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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach
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Very interesting, educative, and well presented.

The Museum has really great info on the history of the Columbia River, the dangerous waters, the exciting (sad loss of life) and legacy of rescues by the Coast Guard... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Anita N
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Salem, Oregon
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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I enjoyed our tour of the Columbia River Maritime Museum. We toured the museum and Columbia ship in about 90 minutes. The museum had some nice exhibits. The Columbia lightship was used as a floating lighthouse but has not been started on 10 years. We liked seeing the sleeping quarters, kitchen, dining hall, radio room, etc. on... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Museum has really great info on the history of the Columbia River, the dangerous waters, the exciting (sad loss of life) and legacy of rescues by the Coast Guard - especially the exhibit on the return of the Japanese flags to their surviving family members - very touching

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Placerville, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Museum was near downtown and easy walking distance from our B&B so we decided to check it out. It's very well done and has lots of full-scale exhibits depicting all things maritime.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best museums I've ever visited. There were many opportunities for visitors to interact with the displays. There was something for both adults and children. The small town of Astoria has outdone themselves with this gem!

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Santa Rosa, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So much history and interesting things about the Columbia River (and river life in general) that we never knew before, displayed in such a great way. Lovely place and so interesting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nicely done Museum on the Columbia River. Takes about 2 to 4 hours to walk, read and listen to various stations and displays. Worth a stop and visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Loved it. In my opinion it is a must see in Astoria. I learned so much about the area, the Columbia River, Coast Guard, on and on. Every display was informative and well presented. A few even moved me to tears.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way down the coast. Very interesting, to learn about the Columbia River. The museum is well put together. It has information on the job of the Coast Guard, canning on the river, the history of the river. Well worth the cost of admission. We spend a couple of hours here. After while standing, viewing the... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I like museums and have been to many maritime themed locations. This is one of the better we've seen. Informative and well put together around the maritime activities on the Columbia. They also have the Columbia lightship docked nearby. It's done up pretty well also. I especially enjoyed seeing the have an amateur radio station on-board that... More 

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum of anything water related in the area. It covers wars, canning, coast guard, and early explorations. Well worth the entrance fee and very easy to spend a couple hours.

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