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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” (360 reviews)
“maritime museum” (218 reviews)
“columbia river” (465 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
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+1 503-325-2323
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Small but big on content. Quite a few vert interesting exhibits. A great place to start to get a feel for life on the river. I walked away with a deeper appreciation for the danger that awaits sailors at the mouth of the river.

Thank 1awsums
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The is a absolute must stop in Astoria! This is so much more than any maritime museum we have ever seen. Bring the kids! NOAA has a fabulous weather section of the museum. This was our favorite. There is so much to see. We couldn't...More

Thank Deanna B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! You cannot begin to comprehend or enjoy completely this historic area without knowing it’s past and the continuing challenges faced by those who ship goods in and out of this major waterway. Guides tell you to allow an hour or two-but do yourself a...More

Thank Bonbear
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Years ago this was a great museum. A lot smaller but much better. Now for those that live in area way overpriced for what is there. The small Willapa Bay Matotime museum is much better.

Thank Ray L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something interesting for everyone. From hurricane info to local maritime history, this museum has educational displays, which will appeal to visitors of all ages. I have a great deal of respect for the US Coast Guard and their daring rescues, which are featured. Do not...More

1  Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting this museum while in Astoria is really worthwhile. We learned a lot about "the bar," the graveyard of the Pacific Northwest and the difficulty of navigating one of the most dangerous passageways in the world. It was also fun to tour the floating lighthouse...More

Thank EllenK4
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

don't forget to go out and tour the ship outside the museum that is kind of cool, especially the story that goes along with it, the tour is a self guided tour. This is a nice museum to get the history of Astoria and how...More

Thank sandra s
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great mid-size museum with interesting educational exhibits, videos and 3D movies. We really enjoyed the couple of hours we were there, but would definitely go back again to see more.

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

This museum is beautiful, and even better, it has great interactive instructive activities. Get there early, before the tourist buses arrive, so you can have enough time to spend in each area. My husband says it sparked a huge interest in maritime history on the...More

Thank Intlxpatr
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

If you do nothing else in Astoria, take the time, about an hour or three, and enjoy a tour through this world-class museum. The displays are well done and cover a theme of the maritime history that you will not be disappointed with at all....More

Thank dandreassen
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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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