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