The Portland is the last operating steam-powered stern-wheel tug boat in the United States, and as such is on the National Registry of historic places. That is also the reason that the Oregon Maritime Museum, established here, offers tours of the tugboat that exhibit models of ships, maritime artefacts and other memorabilia. This also relates to underwater diving and World War II era shipyards. There is a Children's Corner which is moderately interactive. The museum also has a library of over 2,500 volumes and 22000 photographs. Check out the Museum Store for gifts and books and memorabilia. Currently the ship is acknowledged to be entirely seaworthy and has been cleared for passenger carrying.
Oregon Maritime Museum Travel Tips
- Visits are by guided tours only.
Entrance Ticket Details For Oregon Maritime Museum
- Senior (62 & older) $5.00
- Students (13 - 18) $4.00
- Youth (ages 6 - 12) $3.00
- Under 6 and active military: Free
Oregon Maritime Museum Hours
- Last tour begins at 3:15pm.
- Tours last 45 minutes.
How to Reach Oregon Maritime Museum
- MAX Blue and Red Lines stop Skidmore Fountain MAX Station
- MAX Green and Orange Lines stop NW 5th & Couch MAX Station
- Portland Streetcar A-Loop; Bus 6 stop NE M L King & E Burnside
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0.38% of people who visit Portland include Oregon Maritime Museum in their plan
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50% of people start their Oregon Maritime Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Oregon Maritime Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Oregon Maritime Museum
Oregon Maritime Museum Reviews & Ratings
Don't have any direct knowledge of museum. I purchased tour tickets online and showed up an hour later to learn they weren't having the tour. Money was promptly refunded and employees were very apologetic but I'm only in town for a couple days and was super excited only to be disappointed. The management and promotions/communications folks need to get on the same page and post accurate information
Visit this nice little attraction on the water front of the river next to downtown Portland for something different. It is really worth the visit and gives you a good glimpse into the history of Oregon's riverboat days. This is a good activity to do just about any time, but we went first thing when they opened and got our own private tour by one of the very knowledgeable docents. He really went into great detail about all aspects of the boat, the things that happened back in the day and current facts as it was related to why they were there and how they existed. It won't take up much of your time, but will fill an hour or more. This attraction is great for both adults and kids of all ages. Don't forget to ask for AAA discount if you are a card member.
My 2 1/2 year-old Granddaughter was too young to appreciate the maritime history and the engineering technology (and it was a very hot, humid day,) but Grandfather enjoyed it very much.
Awesome place. Fun weekend activity. Staff are knowledgeable and familiar with the place. Good for all ages. Well maintained and up to date. Friendly employees. Inviting environment.
We very much enjoyed the tour of the last remaining functioning steam powered tug boat in the US. The docent was very knowledgeable and interesting. It was well worth the $7 for the tour and it's nice to support such facilities.