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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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“coast guard” (329 reviews)
“maritime museum” (195 reviews)
“columbia river” (430 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
+1 503-325-2323
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

Take your time and really absorb all this museum has to offer. It was amazing, very informative and interesting!! You will be glad you did!!

Thank TNGal3781
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This was just great. It takes a while to go through and I was glad that we brought a wheel chair for my aunt. But, this is much more than a maritime museum, it's more like a trip through history of the area. Lots of...More

Thank fiddlestogo
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This is a very interesting museum, goes into a lot of history on the canning and fishing industry in the area as well as the Coast Guard. Exhibits are well done and the place is fairly easy to navigate. The light ship Columbia docked outside...More

Thank RKAustin
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the maritime exhibits. A real piece of astoria history. The tug outside on display is great as well as the coast Guard ship on dock. Must see for the family

Thank Derek W
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I was expecting an average museum type experience here.. boy was I ever wrong .. it is awesome... first you have the Columbia river light ship and the ability to board her... then you have this fabulous place with totally wild exhibits.. it is very...More

Thank Kirk L
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Always love going here when we are in Astoria Oregon the kids love looking at all the displays and going on to the lightship

Thank james1249_11
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

This is a tremendous mueum. The displays portraying seafaring adventurers are very well done. The Coast Guard rescue boat display is awesome. You feel like grabbing hold of something just to steady your observation. The Columbia River ship traffic schedule is also nice. We looked...More

Thank Boxcar37
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Read about this museum in a AAA Guidebook and it was every bit as good as the rating given by AAA. The several boats on display really helped me to visualize the various scenario's referred to in the exhibits. We easily spent two hours inside...More

Thank lynnjm52
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Very good museum - interesting exhibits. Make sure you tour the Columbia boat out back on the river. Really nice gift shop. And very clean bathrooms too.

Thank yellowpixels
Reviewed 1 April 2016

This is a much see but allow your self enough time to read and see everything. I thought the admission fee was a little expensive but all the displays were well done.

Thank Pie_R_Squared
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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.
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.)