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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%
Travellers talk about
“coast guard” (371 reviews)
“maritime museum” (224 reviews)
“columbia river” (476 reviews)
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1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
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+1 503-325-2323
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"coast guard"
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"maritime museum"
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"columbia river"
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"d movie"
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"lighthouse boat"
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"light ship"
in 54 reviews
"bar pilots"
in 43 reviews
"columbia bar"
in 46 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 34 reviews
"two hours"
in 37 reviews
"fishing industry"
in 31 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 25 reviews
"all ages"
in 63 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 41 reviews
"salmon fishing"
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"rainy day"
in 33 reviews
"on display"
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Reviewed yesterday

No trip to Astoria is complete without seeing this. So much history and the icing on the cake is the Lightship Columbia.

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Columbia River Maritime Museum is terrific! It covers many aspects of life along the river and the ocean, including the lives of Native Americans, the fishing industry, and the various immigrant groups, such as the Finnish, who settled in the area. Most interesting to...More

Thank circa2015
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum, very interesting exhibits and learned a lot. They had a lighthouse ship tied up to the pier and we went all thru that, never knew there was such a thing.

Thank eldoradogirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place does a great job explaining the history and life living in/around the most dangerous river bar in the world. Very nice museum with excellent exhibits including many that are interactive. Nice job folks.

Thank Jon H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 hours here and normally we buzz through a museum in an hour. The stories of the coast guard, the boats, the bar pilots, were fascinating; especially since we live in the desert. there is included a tour of a floating light house,...More

Thank Lynn A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful museum for those interested. My kids enjoyed learning about the Columbia and playing inside the ship.

Thank elizabeth a
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an interesting museum! Had visited years ago but the new and improved version was mind blowing. So well done and educational. For an extra $5 we enjoyed the 3D video “Aircraft Cartier” which we found very interesting. The location of the museum along the...More

Thank tatts15
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the museum very much. Allow about an hour to view all the exhibits. Interesting to be able to go on board one of the ships and see how the crew lived beneath the deck.

Thank Rosie K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit to information, history and hands-on learning for all. Terrific displays of maritime history and river operations such as bar and river pilots who handle all of the vessels going to or arriving from the Pacific.

Thank Timothy M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived mid-morning and started our self-guided tour of the various display and attractions. This museum is very professionally done and the things you will learn about the Columbia River are refreshingly "new" and elicit a "I didn't know that" from nearly every display case...More

Thank Bill T
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sonographer
2 June 2018|
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Response from Brianne D | Reviewed this property |
We were there for an hour and a half—max you’d need is 2 hours.
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Addie T
12 September 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
2 August 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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