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Columbia River Maritime Museum

1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
+1 503-325-2323
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A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
+1 503-325-2323
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Reviewed December 2, 2016

Great museum with so much to see. Truly enjoyed visiting on a VERY rainy day. The exhibits are lovely and very informative.

1  Thank Nettie M
Reviewed December 2, 2016

It really is amazing what humans will endure to try to make a living from the sea and rivers. This wonderful place focuses on the mouth of the Columbia River where some of the most treacherous waters on the planet are located. I think kids...More

1  Thank JRJ645
Reviewed November 30, 2016

definitely a must-go in town, even more so if you have young kids, or care about history. They have a beautiful museum and then the Columbia floating lighthouse boat docked right next to it. They also show short 3D movies which was a greta hit...More

1  Thank DeeN645
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Nice place to visit and the kids will even enjoy MOST of the museum, especially walking around the boat! I found it very interesting and well worth the 1.5-2 hrs it takes to get through it all.

1  Thank Stefan M
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome, took us about 3 hours to get thru it, and that was with stopping and reading most of the information that was posted to read, lots of hands on expedition parts to actually see how a boat and ship is ran,...More

1  Thank katielynntanner
Reviewed November 26, 2016

The museum is located on the main street of Astoria and just a few feet from the Trolley line. This is a modern, clean and inviting museum and contained pretty much everything you wanted to know about the Columbia river. Especially interesting was the movie...More

1  Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Reviewed November 25, 2016

Have to say I was not too excited about visiting a maritime museum but as it was pouring rain we thought it might be a good way to kill some time. Much to my surprise I had a great time. There are lots of interesting...More

1  Thank cdkhall
Reviewed November 21, 2016

Very good museum. Don't miss the bouy tender. Get on board that thing to see what the sailors experienced before bouys were in place. Plan to spend at least three hours there.

Thank CatchnRelease1
Reviewed November 15, 2016

The museum is not huge, but still big enough to display a variety of topics about the sea. Displays include boating, local history, whaling, historic boats, the US Coast Guard, sea rescues, and more. There is also a map showing the number of historic shipwrecks...More

Thank AF_Hiker
Reviewed November 13, 2016

I was impressed by the size and information provided by the museum. I learned a lot about the history of the area, how the weather effects the boats, and the importance of the Coast Guard. I would go back again.

Thank Lisa12C3
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Addie T
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
Katie L
June 21, 2017|
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Response from TraipsingTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an admission charge. It includes boarding The Columbia ship located behind the museum.