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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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1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Really good exhibits with a mix of interactive and passive reading exhibits. Lots of interesting stories and historical information. Tickets allow entry to the Columbia, a lightship, essentially a floating lighthouse. Places to sit if you're tired. Enjoyed the history lessons and the neat meteorological...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This museum is a well deserved tribute to the US Coast Guard, esp. their sea rescue work on the " Graveyard of the Pacific". The exhibits include info about the rescue history as well as about the fishing industry in the area. The displays are...More

Thank Grayendo
Reviewed 4 April 2017

It is amazing how much history there is in this part of the world. And the Maritime Museum does great job of making you feel you are right there. Having been out in the river/ocean in what I considered rough weather before, and what those...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The Columbia River Maritime Museum is housed in an architecturally-impressive building on the waterfront of Astoria, Oregon. There is ample parking. Admission is a reasonable $14 ($12 for seniors and $5 for children). There is an additional charge of $5 for the 3D film which,...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

There were great videos and timely exhibits; the place is very interactive. You get to explore an old ship with the museum admission ticket. Worth the ticket price.

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The movie was great. Loved the presentation of History. We learned so much. Actually going on a coast guard ship topped it off.

Thank Gary T
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I wasn't expecting a maritime museum to be as exciting and enlightening as this place is. The stories of rescues, brutal conditions and heroic crews are told with replicas, photos, and memorabilia from the maritime history of the mouth of the Columbia. Plan to take...More

Thank Ann E
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The exhibits don't seem to change a lot over the years but some new things have been added and the older ones augmented with technology to better tell their stories. The views out to the river and the bridge in the mist were priceless.

Thank Logan H
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Astoria has a long history as a town where people caught and processed fish and seafood. The Bumblebee seafood Company at one time had a major plant there. There were also a lot of immigrants who worked in the factories there, including the Swedish and...More

Thank akdouglas
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were referred to this museum by friends and were NOT disappointed! The Astoria area is rich in maritime history and this museum captures that quite well for those of us who are not really familiar with the Columbia River area. I, personally, learned much...More

Thank nutrgirl
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Addie T
11 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.
1 August 2017|
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Response from webatweb | Reviewed this property |
Shuttle is free Donations accepted Run by volunteers no association to ships
Katie L
21 June 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.