Delve Deeper into Oregon Coast Museums
Museums dedicated to our coastal history covering topics from native lifestyles, the Lewis & Clark expedition, maritime world, film projects, and more.
Cannon Beach History Center
Understanding life on Oregon's North Coast for early settlers and how progress shaped the towns and people who call Cannon Beach home. Photo by: @treesifyouplease
Cannon Beach History Center & Museum,
South Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR, USA
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Great for all ages. Discover the challenges of navigation, the Coast Guard's role, and lots of ways to interact with ships! Photo by: @kwolf42
Columbia River Maritime Museum,
Marine Drive, Astoria, OR, USA
Flavel House Museum
A restored, original Victorian home from Capt. George Flavel. Learn about local Astorian history and soak up the period architecture and decor. Photo by: @beemer_bunny
Flavel House Museum,
8th Street, Astoria, OR, USA
The winter encampment for Lewis & Clark contains a replica of the original fort, a well-rounded visitor center, trails, plus rangers and docents to facilitate tours.
Fort Clatsop Visitor Center,
Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, OR, USA
Looking for something off the beaten path?
Fort Stevens Historic Area
Once an active fort on Oregon's North Coast, Fort Stevens Historic area hosts displays from the Civil War to World War II. Explore the only West Coast earthen fort and gun battery used during WWII.
Fort Stevens Historical Area,
Peter Iredale Road, Hammond, OR, USA
Hanthorn Cannery Museum & Pier 39
Canning seafood caught out in the Columbia River is a big part of Astoria's history. The Hanthorn Cannery is the last fish processing plant here representing that history. See the collection at our 39th Street location and historic Pier 39.
Hanthorn Cannery Museum,
39th Street, Astoria, OR, USA
The Clatsop County Historical Society explores the logging and fishing economies, seedy era of brothels and saloons, and different cultures that migrated here.
Exchange Street, Astoria, OR, USA
Oregon Film Museum
Housed in the original Goonies jail, this museum stands for the 300+ films that have been shot in Oregon. You also get a hands-on experience to shoot your own movie! Photo by: @gregreher
Oregon Film Museum,
Duane Street, Astoria, OR, USA
Travel from Native American history to pioneer times, up to the popularization of Seaside as a vacation spot. Enjoy historical photos and the Butterfield Cottage. Photo by: @exhaustedmomof3
Seaside Museum & Historical Society,
Necanicum Drive, Seaside, OR, USA