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Cannon Beach History Center and Museum

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Address: 1387 South Spruce Street, P.O. Box 1005, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Phone Number: 503 436 9301
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You'd think that we would have visited the museum before, as many times that we have been to Cannon Beach, this was our first. Limited hours of operation, but a nice historical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Renton, Washington
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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

a treasure trove of information about Cannon Beach. A good place on a chilly/rainy day to spend 20 min or so perusing the history of town. occasionally they have some very good exhibits that rotate through, which they do announce, often on flyers at the post office & in our "Gazette", they also have some fabulous books about detailed history... More 

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Renton, Washington
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56 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

You'd think that we would have visited the museum before, as many times that we have been to Cannon Beach, this was our first. Limited hours of operation, but a nice historical overview of the area and town. The cannon was away being restored...

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There was nothing to dislike except that we hadn't gone years ago. As a retired teacher and now a volunteer museum teacher docent I really appreciated the time to both explore on our own and be able to ask questions. Yes, Cannon Beach really is connected to the discovery of buried cannons on the beach! Now if only there were... More 

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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I am a museum enthusiast and I thoroughly enjoy my visits here. They also have some cool free events, if you are ever in town. The museum is small, so you can spend anywhere from a half hour to two hours reading and looking at exhibits that range from the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse to Lewis and Clark. The staff and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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8 helpful votes 8 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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185 attraction reviews
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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
54 helpful votes 54 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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