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Columbia River Maritime Museum

Columbia River Maritime Museum

AttractionArts, Heritage & CultureMuseumNon-Profit

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Explore marine transportation from the days of dugout canoes, through the age of sail, to the present. Watch a dramatic 12-minute film introducing the history of life and commerce on the Columbia River and including the dangerous work of the Bar and River Pilots. Walk the bridge of a World War II warship, marvel at the 44-foot motor lifeboat plowing through a wave in a rescue mission. Participate in four interactive and hands-on exhibits, including taking the helm in a tugboat wheelhouse. You can board the Lightship Columbia, a National Historic Landmark, that once guided ships to safety at the mouth of the Columbia River. Experience 3D in our new theater capturing audiences with our featured films.

This is a museum of national distinction, designated the official Oregon State Maritime Museum in recognition of its quality and continued dedication to preserving maritime history.


Columbia River Maritime Museum
Daring Rescue at Sea
Brix Maritime Hall
Warnock Model Boat Pond
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The Graveyard of the Pacific
Fun for the entire family
Columbia River Maritime Museum