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Cannon Beach History Center and Museum

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Address: 1387 South Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Phone Number: 503 436 9301
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A little history lesson about the area

Was a great place to get a quick overview of the town and area. The museum has artifacts from all different eras of history. They have some old cannons from merchant ships that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
kevwoh
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Forney, Texas
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Forney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Was a great place to get a quick overview of the town and area. The museum has artifacts from all different eras of history. They have some old cannons from merchant ships that sank. Plus explains the history of how the granite haystacks are created. It's a free admission, but the accept donation.

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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

To really know this place, honor and respect it by learning our history. Take some time to deepen and learn from the good and tasty lessons at the History Center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We spent a couple of hours wandering around this wonderful museum looking at all of the historic pictures and finding out things I never knew about Cannon Beach and the Oregon Coast. If you have time, this is a great way to spend the afternoon.

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Rock Hill, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Really worth seeing. They featured a lot of town history as it related to tourism development and logging industry. Of special interest to us was the wealth of first person accounts (local people) on WW II. So glad we went!

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Interesting photos of Cannon Beach through the years. No admission charge. Friendly staff. Only wish all the photos from the past had information regarding the location the picture presents and perhaps a corresponding photo of what sits on the sites presently.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Quaint little museum tucked away on Spruce Street. They did a great job with displays considering they are a small non-profit. You must stop by if nothing more than to learn about the area and support the history center. It will only take a half hour out of your beach day so do it....

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Portland, Oregon
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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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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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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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