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Columbia River Maritime Museum

1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
+1 503-325-2323
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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach
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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
+1 503-325-2323
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

The history in the museum was educational and interesting, could have spent hours but ran out of time.

Thank Tracy J
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Not a museum lover myself, but knew my hubby would enjoy it. You can meander thru a maze of rooms depicting different aspects of boating life and military action on the Columbia River. Very much enjoyed the tour thru the Lightship Columbia which was part...More

Thank Karex72
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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

This was a very informative museum. I loved the info on the bar and the difficulty of boats getting through this. Also the canning industry was very interesting to me. I was very much interested in learning about the Japanese flags that the Japanese solders...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 May 2016

I wasn't excited about going (another boat museum) but my husband wanted to see this. I am so glad we went. It was outstanding. Interestingly, they had an exhibit about Japanese and WW2. I highly recommend this. Parking is easy, free and plentiful.

Thank LeverettGirl
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

The Maritime Museum in Astoria gives you a great understanding of the mighty Columbia. The displays are thoughtfully executed and one experiences the many historical eras of the river. Definitely worth a stop in your travels between Oregon and Washington.

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

For me, this museum is a must if you want to know about the history of the area. Great displays and artifacts. You can't appreciate the town without going.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Interesting history of Astoria and the treacherous waters of the area. Great stories of fishermen and settlement of the area. As history buffs, we really enjoyed it. The tour of the retired US Coast Guard ship was fun as well, and included with the museum...More

Thank wendyg1990
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This museum has a vast assortment of maritime exhibits. Also interesting film on "crossing of the bar" at the mouth of the Columbia where it meets the Pacific. As part of the museum price you are allowed to board the Columbia ship moored in the...More

Thank 93,611
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Very informative and interactive. Lots to see and do. Very family friendly. Not to crowded or overwhelming.

1  Thank Julie C
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I'll admit I wasn't gung-ho to visit this museum and thought the senior price of $12.00 each was steep, but once I got inside and started checking things out I was amazed, thought it worth every penny to get in and had a hard time...More

1  Thank Nancy C
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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.
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.)
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