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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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“coast guard” (360 reviews)
“maritime museum” (218 reviews)
“columbia river” (465 reviews)
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1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
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+1 503-325-2323
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Reviewed September 22, 2016

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...More

Thank dotnot
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

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...More

Thank Bob L
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Reviewed September 20, 2016 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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Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating history and learning found in this museum. Lots to see and read. We spent a few hours here and didn't read it all. Entry price also gets you in the light boat. Good all day. Worth the visit!

Thank Colette G
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Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We had thought about visiting the museum for some time, but it took friends visiting from out of state to finally get there. Wow! So many rooms of amazing displays and information. The history of the area is impressive. The stories of this graveyard of...More

Thank OregonScooter
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Wonderful museum. Great learning museum. Children 10 years or older will enjoy. Learn from the first settlement of Astoria up to present days. It is a self guided tour. Looking at the pictures and ship models makes one wonder how the sailors and fishermen survived...More

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We took her granddaughter (9) to visit this Museum, we had a great time. There were several things to interact with. It was very informative and she learned a lot about the Coast Guard, crossing the bar in the Columbia River. This is a must-see...More

Thank A3989STjenniferj
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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

While our Paddle Wheeler was docked I visited the Columbia River Maritime Museum. This is an excellent museum and well worth the admission price. There are many different sections that tell a complete story in pictures, narratives and sometimes films. I particularly enjoyed the Coast...More

Thank Mikeshy
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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We thought we'd make a quick stop and read a bit of history. We ended up staying three hours and learned much more than anticipated. This is a high quality museum and is a lot of fun for children. Don't miss this opportunity to learn...More

Thank mototravel
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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We visited this museum because of the reviews but were somewhat disappointed. The cost was high ($14), and the exhibits were informational but somewhat dated. Looking at a stationary boat while listening to barely-audible stories of rescues on telephones was, well, boring. Since it is...More

Thank carney33
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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.
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Casabear26
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
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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.
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