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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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1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
+1 503-325-2323
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited in November 2017. It is a very modern and well maintained facility. We would rate it higher if it was more price competitive.

Thank Ed J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited this site twice and still do not feel as if I've seen it all. The exhibits are excellent and they add new ones as time goes by. The tour of the "light boat" is an added bonus. We only stayed about 90 minutes,...More

Thank 2again
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My great grandparents immigrated from Finland and settled in Astoria in the late 40s, so I’ve always had an interest in this town. The museum doesn’t disappoint, giving nice details on the complete history of the area. I remember coming here as a little kid...More

Thank mfheinonen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic museum. It is on the small side as museums go but they really pack in a lot of interesting history and exhibits! Our group had a great experience and several of us wanted to stay longer but we were getting very hungry and had...More

Thank TLinATL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Columbia River Maritime Museum doesn't look like much from the outside, but it is chock-full of stories and information on the development of the Northwest, the history of shipping and the role it played in America's history, and about the dangers of the sea...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The special excitement that comes from the Columbia Bar and the great river meeting the sea is unique to Astoria and the museum brings centuries of sea faring saga to life in life sized displays. You've read about it in books and now you can...More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this museum fascinating. If you like interactive exhibits, learning about the area, and history, you'll enjoy this museum. The Columbia Lightship was closed, as it is often at high tides in winter, but we enjoyed a leisurely 2-hour, self-guided tour of the museum....More

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun couple hours , Columbia Lightship was closed I guess for the winter? Was a Coast Guard Cutter there , so worked out OK

Thank Rust-E-Junque
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course we visited the CRMM to learn more about the Columbia River and its history. What we discovered is that the CRMM offers very interesting displays and videos on a variety of topics. We found the Museum to be so interesting that, during our...More

Thank Neil R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Astoria was the first stop on our cruise from Vancouver to Los Angeles and this Museum was the highlight of our day! It has outstanding exhibits that show how life for the people who live the maritime life is. It was very interesting to see...More

1  Thank Darlene H
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Addie T
12 September 2017|
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Response from DEP3 | Reviewed this property |
You can go at your own pace. One could easily spend hours here, but you can also get a taste of what's there in 60-90 minutes. A bit rushed, but possible.
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.