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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  • We stopped here on our Oregon coast trip. Iā€™m a history buff, and this place fit my tastes. Lots of artifacts and explanations of what things were used for. One of my favorite parts was the displays o...  more »
  • Spent two hours exploring this museum as well as watching a 3D movie on the experience on an Aircraft Carrier. Also went aboard the Columbia ship docked next to the museum. A lot of wonderful hands on...  more »
  • This museum is a must see. It frequently earns distinction for rotating displays & is considered on of the top maritime museum in the country. They provide educational courses in old-time skills such ...  more »
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  • Very fun place to take your family. Not too pricey. Very intriguing place. A lot of stuff to learn about. I recommend this business
  • This museum was outstanding. The information it provided about maritime activities in the Northwest was amazing. The exhibits were very well put together. My 5 year old daughter enjoyed the museum as well. There were plenty of hands on activities for her.
  • We actually heard about this museum when we were in town getting tattoos! An aspiring docent told us so many great stories that we had to stop in and check it out. We were thoroughly entertained and educated from all of the displays and exhibits. I had no idea that the Columbia River held so many interesting stories šŸ˜„
  • Very well done museum. Lots of original artifacts, great displays, some interactive. Covers many aspects of Columbia River Maritime such as native peoples, weather, it's role in the history of war, early settlers, fishing and canning industry etc
  • Went with my son's second grade class. The kids had fun learning different things and being able to touch displays. They really enjoyed the hurricane tunnel.
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