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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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Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Want to know how Cannon Beach got it's name? Visit this nicely done history center and museum to learn all about the area's history. Take your time as the friendly staff will let you spend as long as you like.

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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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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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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 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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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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