Historic Astoria

Enjoy a visit to the past, as you explore Astoria, the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. The natural beauty of the area makes a wonderful backdrop to this historic town near the mouth of the Columbia River.

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    All ages
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    Approximately 4 hours

Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.

Departing the pier by air-conditioned motor coach admire the city’s vintage architecture dominated by hundreds of Victorian homes clinging to steep wooded hillsides.

Your first stop will be at the Fort Clatsop, where the 33-member Lewis and Clark Expedition spent the winter of 1805-1806. After gaining insight into this historic landmark, travel to the area’s highest hill for views of the Columbia River and the magnificent Astoria Column. This beautiful monument, built in 1926, commemorates the westward sweep of discovery and migration; a fitting tribute to this region located at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail.

Next, visit the acclaimed Columbia River Maritime Museum, where you will have time to explore this museum of national distinction. Learn about marine transportation from the days of dugout canoes, through the age of sail, to the present, before returning to your Crystal ship.

Important Notes:
It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. The order of sights visited may vary. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.