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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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“coast guard” (321 reviews)
“maritime museum” (190 reviews)
“columbia river” (417 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 yesterday

Now I know why the bar has the most dangerous waves IN THE WORLD! We learned so much. My husband is a museum buff and said this topped his list. We also walked outside and went through the retired light ship, then talked to a...More

Thank Dorothea L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great museum to visit first to understand the local community. It's bigger than it looks. My teen boys and 10 year old daughter had equally good time exploring the area. Touring the COlumbia outside is a great way to end the tour.

Thank Nix18
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum focuses on the engineering and protecting of the Columbia River. There is not too much for children to see.

Thank aphrab
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our go to stop in Astoria but it has disappointed us on our latest stop. They added a junk shop next to the gift shop. Some of the display screens no longer work. The wonderful lighthouse ship needs some preservation efforts on the...More

Thank Jeremy R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Worth a visit. The museum provides in-depth well presented information about the Columbia river, its history and challenges. Lots of activities for children and great information for adults.

Thank Barbara40-13
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum is filled with the history of Astoria, the canning industry, fishing boats, Coast Guard activities, and much more. It was definitely a highlight of the trip and I would return. There is a well stocked gift shop and we got an excellent book...More

1  Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited the Columbia River Maritime Museum and found it to be very educational. We especially enjoyed the 3D movie about hurricanes which was very well presented. The exhibits at the museum are very good and it was interesting to see the history of...More

1  Thank ColoHiwayBuilder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well done and interesting for all ages. If in Astoria, take the time! You can go at your own pace. We didn't have time for the movie so can't recommend or not.

Thank kathleen19572015
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Family has been here many times. Be sure to see the 3D movie, and take some extra time to see the nooks and crannies of this place. It's fascinating. Ride the trolley to the Rogue for lunch afterwards!

Thank ernestd101
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids were thrilled with the time they had on the little red ship as well as seeing active US Coast Gaurd ships. History came to life and gave them a sense of the sea.

Thank Motivator535
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Katie L
22 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.
19 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