Columbia River Maritime Museum


Here, a massive window overlooks the Columbia River and the vessels that travel along it slowly and with care. You’ll learn the stories of such vessels, their river pilots, and the dangers that await them on “the bar” at the mouth of the Columbia. Indeed, the impressive collection of 30,000 maritime artifacts includes items salvaged from wrecks in the so-called Graveyard of the Pacific.

Look for the 1820 copper-and-brass token, an example of the de facto currency of the regional fur trade, and the chunk of beeswax from a 17th-century galleon. Step into a simulator to see what it’s like to pilot a tugboat before visiting the lightship Columbia.


1792 Marine Dr.
Astoria, Oregon 97103


46.18977000, -123.82363900

Open Hours

Daily 9:30--5.
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(503) 325-2323

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