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Columbia River Maritime Museum

1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
+1 503-325-2323
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1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
+1 503-325-2323
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is well run and what ever your knowledge of maritime facts are, you will definitely learn something. Lots of history of the area. Of special interest was a satellite view of the Columbia River with all the ships anchored off shore. This view...More

Thank TraipsingTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 11 year old daughter was enthralled with all the exhibit, videos and photos in this museum. Was a great family activity.

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This maritime museum is first rate, The small town of Astoria can be very proud of it, as it rivals those in major sea ports.

Thank webatweb
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrific exhibits that really taught us a lot in little bits. A very wide range of topics covered. Clean and well organized. Helpful and friendly staff. Looking forward to another visit if I am in the area.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an enjoyable place to wander as you please and learn and enjoy the rich history of the Columbia River and the people who braved its waters. The stories and displays are well thought out and easy to navigate at your own pace. Lots...More

Thank Sarajoecat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Multiple really interesting areas, especially the bar pilots and the Obon Society returning WW II good luck flags taken as souvenirs to relatives of the original owners in Japan.

Thank MS8324
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plan to spend several hours to see all the exhibits and soak in all of the historical accounts of the fascinating city of Astoria. Your loss if you visit Astoria and don't take the time to visit this Museum.

Thank Lynda I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a large museum but full of artifacts, education, displays and movies that really tell the story of the various explorers that visited the region, the region itself (shipwrecks, canneries, WW2 contributions) and an extensive view into the Coast Guard, including its people and equipment...More

Thank Rob_KC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the reason we went to Astoria. We totally enjoyed the displays and the mock-ups. It's really unbelievable what happens on the bar and how the Coast Guard handles it so well. Lots of good stuff here!!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the museum with my family including kids (11,9). There was plenty of interesting things to see and interact with at the museum. My kids even got to create new rope which they were very excited about. The boat out back was also a highlight....More

Thank Stephen S
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We are coming into Astoria on a cruise ship. How far is museum from the port? Also, is there public transportation available?
18 September 2016|
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Response from Janet355 | Reviewed this property |
The museum is about two miles from the port. There will be a shuttle bus from the cruise ship to take you to the museum and bring you back to the ship. (I believe it runs every 20 minutes.)
Is this museum a good fit for a 13 and 14 year old?
14 June 2016|
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Response from Joan M | Reviewed this property |
This museum is excellent for 13 and 14 year olds. Outstanding dispslays on Coast Guard and rescues, historical and even more recent exhibits on the fishing and fish processing/canning industries, beautiful models of old... More