Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria

4.7
Learn about maritime history and explore cutting-edge exhibits at Columbia River Maritime Museum. The Great Hall and six galleries cover 4,090 sq m (44,000 sq ft) and contain over 30,000 objects, including aspects of maritime history from maps and navigation instruments to scrimshaw. Try your hand as a pilot in a tugboat simulator or experience what it would be like to be at the wheel of a ship mid-storm. Marvel at the views of the Columbia River through the giant windows on the north side of the museum and tour the Lightship Columbia docked right outside. Using our world travel planner, Astoria attractions like Columbia River Maritime Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Good experience for the entire family. An excellent history of the US coast Guard and some of its dangerous missions.  more »
  • As someone who is not particularly interested in ships, boats, or seafaring in general, I found myself fascinated by a great deal inside this surprisingly wonderful museum.  more »
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  • I have driven past Maritime Museum dozens of times during my Oregon coast adventures. I finally had the opportunity to visit. Lots of exhibits related to historical accounts of the fishing/canning industry, severe weather events, and navigating the Pacific Ocean/Columbia River. These exhibits are well done and engaging as they are placed throughout the museum. I definitely recommend it!
  • What a great Maritime Museum they have here. This place takes its United States Coast Guard history very seriously. The videos are informative and entertaining. The full sized 44' surf boat is very cool! There is alot of varied history in the area that I was not aware of. It is well worth a visit to see what is here.

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