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Cannon Beach History Center and Museum

1387 South Spruce Street, P.O. Box 1005, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
503 436 9301
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Ranked #10 of 10 Attractions in Cannon Beach
Type: Museums
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It was the end of the season and raining when we tried to go here. Almost no one is in Cannon Beach today and no one is in the Cannon Beach Historical Society. We went in with our two tiny dogs in a zipped up stroller. I reach into my purse to "donate" $20 since it is free and runs... More 

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Larkspur, Colorado
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176 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I found this place loaded with new (for me) with historical facts about Captain William Clark first seeing this place, with a beached whale being harvested by the native people for blubber and oil which was fascinating. As part of your trek here, also stop on the hill just above Ecola State Park and look at the replica of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Cannon Beach History Center and Museum is most remarkable, reflecting on an incredible community history from the days of Lewis and Clark - paired with embracing local arts & fostering community heritage and pride. Don't miss this treasure!

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Cumberland, Maryland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Small, intimate place with interesting history of Cannon Beach. Worth the visit. Donations accepted....$3 is what they ask. Take the time and visit.

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Edmonds, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Did you know that the governor designated Oregon Beaches as public highways. This limits private individuals from "owning" the beach and keeps them open to the public. Just one of the many things I learned during my visit to this small but interesting museum, go see it for yourself.

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Warren, Oregon, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I enjoyed the museum and the staff was wonderful, answered all of our questions and very friendly. Small donation requested and well worth it. Spent about an hour, could have spent probably 2 looking at everything. Small kids even had an area they could play and touch items, so something for everyone!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Thanks to the Trip Advisor reviews, I made it to the history center which was well worth a few bucks donation. Though it's small, if you dig history, you can easily spend about 45 minutes to an hour here, especially if you chat up the staff. Nice information about the town's history and regional history. A few interactive items for... More 

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Paradise, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I've been visiting CB for decades and this was my first time visiting the museum. I spent about an hour reading about the former and current residents. The old timers sure showed tenacity by taking the unpaved roads. There is a lot to see in a small space.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Your visit to this tiny but jam-packed-with-info building can take 10 minutes or 2 hours. History of Cannon Beach, its cannon, its native American history, and its political history. But what captured my interest most was the display on its geological history explaining the formation of Haystack rock and the Needles! I also loved the historical photos of the area... More 

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

A quiet little museum that is worth visiting if your staying in Cannon Beach. Great self guided tour packed with lots of great photos and info.

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