Trip Planner:   USA  /  Oregon  /  Oregon Coast  /  Astoria  /  Nature  /  Columbia River Maritime Museum

Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria

(1,200+ reviews on the web)
Water Body
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. See Columbia River Maritime Museum and all Astoria has to offer by arranging your trip with our Astoria trip builder.
Create a full Astoria itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Astoria

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Astoria by other users

6 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Pacific Northwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Pacific Northwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Oregon Coast & Westport BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Pacific Northwest BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Pacific Northwest BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Oregon Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Pacific Northwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Oregon Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Oregon Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Washington State & Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is definitely one of the highlights of my trip. The museum was excellent and we learned a LOTTTT!  more »
  • I spent three hours in this modern museum about the Columbia River estuary. The information is well presented and covers everything from historical times to the present day. They have a real lifeboat ...  more »
  • There's about 60 to 90 minutes of stuff to see depending on if you get the 3D movie upgrade (recommended). Plenty of room for the kids to run because there is nothing they can destroy since all exhibi...  more »
Google
  • Great museum with lots of interactive displays(including old coast guard and sailing ship). Handicap accessible except ship. Very nice staff that can answer most questions. Need to go a few times to really check it out.
  • The museum is bigger than it looks. There are so many interesting exhibits that you can sit and read that you can easily spend a couple of hours here. The gift shop is nice and the volunteers working here are very friendly and willing to share information about their community.
  • Fantastic museum. Plan to spend some time here. You can also board a lighthouse ship on the dock. Great of all ages
  • Really in depth experience about maritime history in the area. Never knew we lived so close to our own little sargasso of the north. So many shipwrecks. Also pretty up to date technologywise in most spots. Give it a try!
  • Great place to spend an afternoon. Well worth the time. Would also recommend taking a ride on the trolley.