Columbia River Maritime Museum
The museum houses the finest and most extensive maritime collection in the Northwest. Visitors can view superb displays about lighthouses, shipwrecks, navigation, fishing, and naval history.
The building, with its soaring, wave form roofline, houses facilities for education, conservation and research. A $6 million expansion and renovation project has been recently completed. New exhibits combine history with cutting-edge technology and numerous recent acquisitions. Visitors can experience what it is like to pilot a tugboat, participate in a Coast Guard rescue on the Columbia River Bar, and live in Astoria during the height of the salmon fishing. Huge windows make the Columbia River a living backdrop for exhibits that are interactive and touchable, many accompanied by interviews with people involved with the events depicted.
Over 200 years of the rich maritime history of the Pacific Northwest are preserved here.
1792 Marine Dr
Astoria Oregon 97103
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