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Very interesting short tour opportunity

This tour is included as part of the admission to the Maritime Museum, but it's well worth your... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
Board for free w/ columbia museum purchase!

manned by educated staff from the museum. get to climb ladders down and explore the entire boat in... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
New Lenox, Illinois
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A former floating lighthouse now decommissioned.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lightship Columbia is located at the Maritime Museum and is a brief walk from the main entrance. It can be difficult to board and certain areas are a challenge to access. The overall information and experience will appeal to a certain group of people....More

Thank MiaAmica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour is included as part of the admission to the Maritime Museum, but it's well worth your time to walk a couple hundred yards to where it's docked to get inside. Formerly used as a floating lighthouse, it's interesting to see the crew quarters...More

Thank CMN14
Reviewed September 6, 2018

manned by educated staff from the museum. get to climb ladders down and explore the entire boat in it's original form

Thank nurseboost911
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Glad we went outside of the museum to board this old relic. The fvolunteer tour guide knew his stuuf and provided a great tour!

Thank danmurphy90
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This ship is adjacent to, and essentially part of, the naval museum. You get a chance to go below decks and see what it is like on a ship like this. It is definitely worth a look, as it is rare to be able to...More

Thank Chris V
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is part of the museum and gives visitor an opportunity to experience life of a sailor on a ship, look at their meeting rooms, bed rooms, cooking place etc.

Thank asad k
Reviewed August 17, 2018

This boat is included with museum admission. Well worth walking over to and viewing crew quarters. You will wonder about the men who worked this ship and it’s conditions.

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I visited the museum and the ship. it is good but other reviews are bit overrated in my opinion. Ok to go there once.

Thank ASR_Oregon
Reviewed August 14, 2018

It was interesting to learn about these ships serving as lighthouses on the river. I'd never read or learned about these ships before. It must have been a tedious job mixed with the occasional terror of storms and ship rescues. Getting the opportunity to actually...More

Thank Brad P
Reviewed July 23, 2018

So much history on this waterfront. Take time to explore! Missed going onboard but walked the dock.....

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