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Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center

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Newport History Repository: Not to be Missed.

If you're like me, and have an active interest in historical structures and the way they connect us... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Portland, Oregon
Good staff, attractive facility, local history

For local history up to the present, the best place in the county. The museum is expanding and... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Oregon, USA
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333 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4505
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're interested in fishing, this is worth a visit. Lots of nicely presented info and displays on fishing industry history, concerns and practices.

Thank pat012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Off to a great start! Two major exhibits so far - historical perspectives of the area, and a large room highlighting the local fishing industry - major species caught, fishing methods, and sustainability efforts. Plus overlooking Yaquina Bay, the view is outstanding!

Thank Ned K
Reviewed 2 July 2018

If you're like me, and have an active interest in historical structures and the way they connect us to our shared national past, this place is worth a look. Maritime tales are just so darned compelling, and Newport's story is no exception. While housing a...More

Thank JAY S
Reviewed 26 November 2017

For local history up to the present, the best place in the county. The museum is expanding and creating a theater area which will be a good addition.

Thank taconia
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Stopped here because close to our condo. Wonderful, large former private residence then restaurant and now museum. Very friendly staff member welcomed us, wonderful smile and knew a lot about the many displays. Part of the theme is “before & after” in and around Newport...More

Thank Rainbows4Sale
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Pacific and Heritage Center has much to see and a great combination of history and the ocean. It also has the BEST WATER VIEWS from its outside balcony. But, if you are looking for a fantastic venue for an event such as a wedding/reception,...More

Thank Toni P
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Has info on the settlement of the Newport area, the fishing industry and ship disasters. If you want to know more about the Oregon fishing industry, this is the place to go.

1  Thank Ron T
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The views of the bayfront, bay and bridge are wonderful. When the weather is nice you can go out on the balcony, if the weather is not so nice there is a fireplace inside. A children's play area has period costumes and other fun activities....More

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were the only visitors during our roughly 90 minute stay, so we got a personal tour. It's slowly under construction, with just one of the three floors open. There are two videos totaling 8 minutes for viewing (will be 45 minutes when the auditorium...More

Thank almyt
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Nothing but a creeky, musty, old house with a few vintage pictures on the wall. Not sure what there is to do here after the first five minutes, except look out at the bay. They spent major bucks rebuilding this rambling old structure and as...More

Thank MrStillwell
RanblinGuy, Manager at Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2016

Mr Stilwell is correct the building is creeky as parts of date from 1880s, 1920s, and circa 1980. The must and mold were thoroughly cleaned out of the building when we acquired it back in 2004. The building was a home which was converted to...More

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