Garibaldi Maritime Museum tells the story of Captain Robert Gray, the discovery of the Columbia River and 18th century sailing. Enjoy kid friendly, interactive exhibits at this must see maritime museum.
Brings local history to life!
Lovely people and wonderful exhibits! Even as a lifelong Oregonian, I learned so much. My husband, Kids and I greatly enjoyed the various collections, coupled with videos and descriptions. Everything clean and nicely displayed. Highly recommend! (90 minutes. Combines well with the historic train ride from Rockaway Beach.) Nice gift shop, too.
What a great little museum!
My friend and I took our sons here. It was a perfect stop! Great museum for kids and adults alike. We were there on Saturday morning and practically had the whole place to ourselves. Exhibits on early exploration like Lewis and Clark and Robert Gray, early traders and the sea otter pelts, indigenous peoples of the area, coast guard, and much more. The inside of the museum is beautiful woodwork. Loved it!
Fabulous, Worth the time
The museum was filled with much historical weaponry, and nautical items. It was a very pleasant surprise and well worth the time and is very affordable. They have a 75 caliber cannon from the Civil War. Great find!
Amazing museum in a very small town
A wonderful place to spend 2 hours in a town of less than 1000 people. You will learn about Garibaldi's history with lumber and fishing businesses. A highlight is being exposed to the role played by Captain Robert Gray and his ships, Columbia Rediviva and Lady Washington, in the discovery of the Columbia River for America before Lewis and Clark came to the Pacific Northwest. Interesting displays on the Coast Guard, Native Americans and guns. A lot of model ships to see.
Well worth the visit!!
One needs to take at least an hour to two+ hours to really get its full value. The docent and others work very hard to make it informative and unique. You'll leave there much smarter.