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Columbia River Maritime Museum

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A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.
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1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
+1 503-325-2323
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Reviewed yesterday

Situated right on the Columbia River, this is a great place to learn about maritime history and current activity in the local area. We found it fascinating to learn about the challenges of navigating the Columbia Bar and how the highly trained bar pilots board...More

Thank CMN14
Reviewed 2 days ago

Plenty of very interesting displays and full of information. Stuff about Columbia river, Coast Guard rescues, fishing, shipping, light ships etc. We spent 2-3 hours and did not take in any of the movies (extra charge). Well worth the $14.

Thank CJisland
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am continually amazed at the quality of museums I have visited in cities and towns that you would not expect to be able to support them based on location and population. The Astoria Maritime Museum as yet another wonderful surprise. I cannot say enough...More

Thank FlyAZ2012
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the most interesting museum I have ever been too. I wish I could have spent more time, but my 4 year old was getting grouchy. You could easily spend 3 hours browsing around and reading, watching the videos and touring the Columbia. Very...More

Thank Carrie W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This by far the best museum I have ever experienced. There is no much to learn about the Columbia River and what happens when the river meets the Pacific Ocean. Tales of ships run aground and rescue operation. So much more. DO NOT MISS THIS.

Thank Thor13
Reviewed 4 days ago

Been to numerous maritime museums, but this was on of the best. The movies are excellent and exhibits much more interesting and expansive than we expected. An absolute MUST for any visit to the Oregon Coast.

Thank David B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a wonderful museum with a great staff. It starts with some information on the coast guard and some rescues they have done near Astoria and then gives information on shipwrecks in the local area. There was a 3-D movie on a naval exercise...More

Thank memyselfandbill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent 2 1/2 hrs. here and it was time well spent. 2 3d movies, Hurricane and Aircraft Carrier were informative. The displays covering the history of the fishing industry, the Coast Guard and World War 2 were very well done. A Coast Guard light ship...More

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely wonderful. Huge open space inside, very attractive and inviting. Really gives you a great idea of how important the Columbia River is to the Northeast.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped to visit this museum spur of the moment on our trip of the northern coast. It was a good area to walk around outside along the water front and piers. There is a ship outside called the Columbia that you can tour. We...More

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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.
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.
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