Columbia River Maritime Museum

1792 Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR 97103- Map It
(503) 325-2323
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AAA Editor Notes

Columbia River Maritime Museum is at 1792 Marine Dr. Displays describe Columbia River and Pacific Northwest maritime history through artifacts, fishing vessels, ship models, paintings, photographs and interactive exhibits. A 12-minute movie about the Columbia River focuses on exploration, salmon fishing and canning, the shipping industry and the Coast Guard. Interactive exhibits include a Coast Guard rescue scene, a tugboat wheelhouse, and fishing and cannery stories. The museum's 3-D theater shows high-definition, digital films. Galleries highlight early exploration and fur trading, the Graveyard of the Pacific, fishing on the Columbia River, mariners' crafts, sailing vessels and naval history. Visitors can walk on board the bridge of a World War II era U.S. Navy destroyer and explore the lightship Columbia, the last seagoing lighthouse to serve on the West Coast. The 89-foot bar pilot boat Peacock, which served the Columbia River shipping industry 1966-99, is on display next to the museum's parking lot. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$14; $12 (ages 65+); $5 (ages 6-17). Admission to 3-D movie $5.
AAA Benefit:
Save $1 on admission.The Columbia River Maritime Museum's national reputation for the quality of its exhibits and the scope of its collections makes it one of the finest maritime museums in the nation. It is also the first museum in Oregon to meet national accreditation standards, and has been designated the official state maritime museum for Oregon. Six galleries, the Great Hall and the Lightship Columbia are just some of the exhibits to visit.
Hours: Daily 9:30-5. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.