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Visit An Astoria, Oregon Museum, Art Exhibit, and More!

If you’re looking to visit an Astoria, Oregon Museum, you should probably plan a whole day, or maybe even two. Whether you want to learn about our rich maritime past, or go even further back to the days of Lewis & Clark and before, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back into history. We also have stately mansions preserved as they were in the 1800s, and even an old jail – and popular “Goonies” set – that celebrate Astoria and Oregon as a filmmaking destination. Interested in the many nationalities that made Astoria a cultural melting pot? We have places that honor that, too.

Whatever your interest, and no matter your age, there’s an Astoria, Oregon Museum that will intrigue, entice, enlighten and engage you.

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  • Astor Street Opry Company

    Astor Street Opry Company

    ASOC is a 501-C3-community performing arts organization, based in Astoria, Oregon. Since 1983, our mission has been and continues to be to strengthen our community through cultural enrichment while supporting regional economic growth. As the dean of local community theaters, we serve Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington through producing, educating, presenting and preserving local Theater Performing Arts and regional folklore, primarily through our annual summer melodrama SHANGHAIED IN ASTORIA. For over 28 years, ASOC has aspired to create shows that are exceptional and reputable for all ages and backgrounds that create a connection between artist and audience through live theater, while at the same time, bring cultural enrichment through sharing local valued traditions. ASOC?s strengths as an artistic force is its appeal to a wide divergence of people which has created public?s devotion. We do this by sharing the folklore traditions that make up ?Shanghaied? through, song, dance, storytelling, history and demonstration. It began in 84? when a team of local performing artists and musicians came together to create our Broadway-Style musical melodrama SHANGHAIED IN ASTORIA. These creators had a strong sense of their community?s local colorful Scandinavian folklore and a genuine sense of our Northwest fishing and cannery life. They added concepts relevant to all audiences: family, good vs. evil, loyalty and love. Our show opened with a bare bones budget, cast with local talent for 3 weeks in the summer of 85. Now, almost a quarter of a century later, it runs all summer l

    Visit Website (503) 325-6104
    129 W. Bond Street
    Astoria, OR 97103

  • Astoria Column

    Astoria Column

    The Astoria Column has served for over 80 years as a beacon on the Pacific Northwest Coast. It sits in a wooded area 600 feet above sea level on Coxcomb Hill, Astoria, Oregon's highest point. Follow signs up 16th or 14th streets. Annual parking pass required, purchased at the Column.

    Visit Website (503) 325-2963
    Toll Free: (800) 875-6807
    1 Coxcomb Drive
    Astoria, OR 97103

  • Astoria Music Festival

    Astoria Music Festival

    In one short decade the Astoria Music Festival has become one of the most active summer musical events in the Northwest. There's something for every taste and pocketbook from opera and full orchestral music to Classics 4 Kids, dance performances, intimate chamber music and informal Happy Hours. It's a feast for the senses. Please see our website for complete information and schedule at or visit our office at 1271 Commercial Street in Astoria, phone number 503-325-9896. Our Festival occurs the last three weekends of June. These performances continue our commitment to bring fine opera and classical music to coastal communities, for which we received the prestigious American Prize. This caused The Oregonian to write,''For at least three years running, the top opera event in Oregon has happened far outside of Portland at the plucky and improbably great Astoria Music Festival.''

    Visit Website (503) 325-9896
    1271 Commercial Street
    Astoria, OR 97103

  • Astoria Regatta Association

    Astoria Regatta Association

    August 5th - 9th 2015 The Regatta is rich in heritage as the oldest festival west of the Rocky Mountains. The Astoria Regatta is the historic celebration of the oldest American city west of the Rockies. The festivities take place over a five day span in early August every year. For over 100 years, The Astoria Regatta has been represented by a distinguished court of young women from local area high schools. Check out our website for the current year's event schedule and how you can be a part of the Astoria Regatta. Astoria Regatta Association Board of Directors for 2016 Co-Presidents - Cliff Fick and Dan Arnoth Vice-President - Jeff Kotson Treasurer - Roxanne Fick Secretary - Melissa Grothe Past Presidents - Kathy Koppen Dean, Kevin Leahy Board: Becky Johnson, Captain Daniel Travers, USCG, Carol Olson, Kristin Talamantez, Paul Winiarz, Alisa Dunlap

    Visit Website (503) 325-8841
    PO Box 24
    Astoria, OR 97103

  • Astoria Riverfront Trolley

    Astoria Riverfront Trolley

    DAILY RUNS Starting Friday March 18th through Sunday April 17th 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. 7 days a week. FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY Starting April 22nd through May 22nd 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. RETURN TO DAILY RUNS Starting May 27th through September 5th 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. 7 days a week We do not run in steady rain Schedule changes may occur pending track construction projects. Pay $1.00 per boarding. Ride as long as you like each time you board OR pay $2.00 for an On & Off pass. For more information Call: 503-325-6311 Rent the Trolley Just $100 an hour allows you and your guests to enjoy a unique private event on Astoria?s Riverfront Trolley. Call 503-325-6311

    Visit Website (503) 861-5365
    480 Industry Street
    Astoria, OR 97103

  • Bruce Smith Music / North Coast Records

    Bruce Smith Music / North Coast Records

    North Coast Records - the North Coast Leader in P.A. Sound and Stage Lighting Services! We provide small sound systems for weddings, chamber events and even BIG events like the Clatsop County Fair, the Astoria/Warrenton Mid-Summer Scandinavian Festival, Seaside Beach Volleyball and more! Whether you need a small or a big souns system, we can do! DJ services available as well, and even mobile Karaoke! Check our website, or just call for more info, (503) 738 3090 anytime! This is our full-time profession! Ask the Chamber, references are available! Artist relations'' Bruce Thomas Smith - Award-Winning Songwriter, Singer & Guitar Slinger ''Southwest meets Northwest: Texas native Bruce Thomas Smith plays Original ?Transplant Rock? (TM) You know, Guitar in the driver seat and a story teller in the back, top down, cruisin? just below the speed-limit, open highway, and tons of fresh scenery... ''Transplant Rock? (TM)...The REAL LIVE best, Period.''

    Visit Website (503) 738-3090
    2793 HWY 101 N #22 Seaside, Or. 97138
    Seaside, OR 97138

  • Clatsop County Historical Society

    Clatsop County Historical Society

    CLATSOP COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Clatsop County Oregon and the surrounding area. The Society operates the Flavel House Museum, the Heritage Museum, the Oregon Film Museum, and the Uppertown Firefighters Museum. Flavel House Open 11a.m. to 4 p.m. daily October thru April (Last Entry at 3:30) May through September Open 10 AM to 5 PM Daily (Last Entry at 4:30) Adult $6.00; AAA/Senior/Student $5.00; Youth (6-17 years) $2.00; Children Under Six No Charge Heritage Museum Open 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday October thru April May thru September Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Daily                         Adults $4.00; Youth (6-17 years) $2.00; Research Pass (for 2 weeks) $5.00 Group tour information available: Phone: (503) 325-2203 Archive & Research Library are open to the public Tuesday thru Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM. Phone: 503-338-4849 for more info Oregon Film Museum October - April: Daily 11:00am to 4:00 pm May - September: Daily 10:00am to 5:00 pm Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day $6 - Adults $2 - Children (ages 6-17) Uppertown Firefighters Museum Open Saturdays 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm    May through August Free Admission - Donations Accepted

    Visit Website (503) 325-2203
    714 Exchange Street
    Astoria, OR 97103

  • Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

    Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

    Explore the crossroads of history where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum has a collection of over 23,000 artifacts, photos, historic objects and displays in over 7300 sq. ft. of both permanent and special exhibition space. The permanent exhibition galleries showcase the rich history of our region where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Opening with the history of the Chinook Indian Nation and cycling through later European exploration, Pioneer settlement and vibrant industry of the area, the Museum?s six permanent galleries include interactive video and Rail Road displays, life size model village with boardwalk, and transplanted historic depot and Pullman narrow-gauge train car. The Museum?s special exhibition gallery presents a schedule of 3-5 exhibitions per year. Many of the exhibitions are organized by the museum and feature artworks and objects of local and national importance.

    Visit Website (360) 642-3446
    115 SE Lake Street
    Ilwaco, WA 98624

  • Columbia River Maritime Museum

    Columbia River Maritime Museum

    Explore marine transportation from the days of dugout canoes, through the age of sail, to the present. Watch a dramatic 12-minute film introducing the history of life and commerce on the Columbia River and including the dangerous work of the Bar and River Pilots. Walk the bridge of a World War II warship, marvel at the 44-foot motor lifeboat plowing through a wave in a rescue mission. Participate in four interactive and hands-on exhibits, including taking the helm in a tugboat wheelhouse. You can board the Lightship Columbia, a National Historic Landmark, that once guided ships to safety at the mouth of the Columbia River. Experience 3D in our new theater capturing audiences with our featured films. This is a museum of national distinction, designated the official Oregon State Maritime Museum in recognition of its quality and continued dedication to preserving maritime history.

    Visit Website (503) 325-2323
    1792 Marine Drive
    Astoria, OR 97103

  • Fort Stevens State Park

    Fort Stevens State Park

    176 full hookup, 302 electric/water sites, 6 tent sites, 11 Deluxe cabins, 15 yurts. Flush toilets and hot showers. RV Dump station. Ocean & Columbia River beach access ort Stevens was once the primary military defense installation in the three-fort, Harbor Defense System at the mouth of the Columbia River (Forts Canby and Columbia in Washington were the other two). The fort was in service for 84 years, beginning during the Civil War and closing at the end of World War II. Today, Fort Stevens has grown into a 4,200 acre park offering exploration of history, nature, and many recreational opportunities. Camping, beach-combing, freshwater lake swimming, trails, wildlife viewing, a historic shipwreck, and a historic military fort make Fort Stevens a uniquely diverse park. The park also boasts a network of nine miles of paved bicycle trails and six miles of hiking trails that allow you to explore a variety of habitats

    Visit Website (503) 861-3170
    Toll Free: (800) 452-5687
    100 Peter Iredale Road
    Hammond, OR 97121

  • Friends of Old Fort Stevens

    Friends of Old Fort Stevens

    The Friends Of Old Fort Stevens, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation with an IRS 501©3 status. This means that all donations my be tax deductible (please check with your accountant). Funds, including those that are earned by the Friends Of Old Fort Stevens are used to enhance historical Fort Stevens State Park. The mission of the Friends is to support Oregon State Parks in the interpretation of Fort Stevens history and in the preservation of its artifacts. Fort Stevens was a coastal defense fort and saw active service from the Civil War days to the end of World War II. Fort Stevens Historic Area has many interesting artifacts from its fort days that continue to intrigue visitors. Examples are the reconstruction of the Civil War earthworks ? still in progress; Battery Russell, the gun battery in the line of fire from a Japanese submarine during World War II; the near-by Pacific Rim Peace Memorial; and Battery Mishler, a one of a kind battery and the underground command post for the Columbia River forts. Visit the Friends website for more information on exhibits, items available in the store, and to plan your tour!

    Visit Website (503) 861-1470
    1900 Ocean Drive
    Hammond, OR 97121

  • Garibaldi Museum

    Garibaldi Museum

    The Garibaldi Museum is nestled between the base of Captain Robert Gray Mountain and the Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi, Oregon. The museum is chartered to preserve the maritime heritage of the Pacific Northwest by collecting information concerning Captain Robert Gray and Captain Robert Gray?s historical vessels, the Lady Washington and the Columbia Rediviva. The museum displays the 18th century sailing world by telling the story of Captain Robert Gray and the trade with native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.

    Visit Website (503) 322-8411
    112 Garibaldi Avenue
    Garibaldi, OR 97118

  • Hanthorn Cannery Museum

    Hanthorn Cannery Museum

    The historic Hanthorn Cannery is the oldest fish processing plant remaining on the lower Columbia River. Our facility houses a collection of historic equipment and documents that is second only to the Columbia River Maritime Museum in the region. Many of these resources are accessible to the public at our museum, located at what is now called Pier 39, in historic Astoria, Oregon. The Hanthorn Cannery Foundation was founded in 2003 by former workers and managers of the Columbia River Packers Association (CRPA) and the Bumble Bee Seafood Corporation to commemorate the work done by thousands of employees who worked there between 1875 and the late 20th century. Bumble Bee Seafoods was founded in Astoria, Oregon, and closed its headquarters there in 1981. The Hanthorn Cannery Foundation is a Federal 501 C-3 Corporation dedicated to the preservation of the history of the cannery industry and the cannery workers. The foundation operates a free museum located on pier 39 at the east end of Astoria in the oldest cannery building still standing on the Columbia River, dating from 1875. The Museum displays several wooden gill-netters and other craft on permanent loan, canning machinery, and processing equipment inside the original freezer rooms where tuna was stored before canning. The foundation's goals are to maintain and improve the museum and to create a Cannery Woman?s Memorial Park on the adjacent waterfront. Bumble Bee Seafoods Interpretive Center at Hanthon Cannery is open daily from 9am to 6pm.

    Visit Website (503) 325-2502
    100 39th Street, Pier 39
    Astoria, OR 97103

  • Knappton Cove Heritage Center

    Knappton Cove Heritage Center

    Columbia River Quarantine Station from 1899 to 1938 Visit this historic site ~ 'the Columbia River's ELLIS ISLAND' ~ to experience history where it happened. Thousands of immigrants, lured to the Pacific Northwest by the salmon and timber industries, passed through a required U.S. Public Health Service inspection at this Port of Entry. View artifacts and learn about the layers of history in the Knappton Cove Heritage Center museum housed in the the old Quarantine Hospital (Lazaretto / Pesthouse). Admission:Free~tax-deductible donations welcome! Tour groups, school field trips welcome.

    Visit Website (503) 738-5206
    521 SR Hwy 401
    Naselle, WA 98638

  • Lewis & Clark National Historical Park - Fort Clat

    Lewis & Clark National Historical Park - Fort Clat

    Fort Clatsop is the site on the Lewis and Clark River where the 33-member Lewis and Clark Expedition wintered from December 7, 1805, until March 23, 1806. The park includes the 2006 replica of the 50 foot square fort; a visitor center with exhibits, bookstore and theater; historic canoe landing, and a view of a seasonal spring joined by trails through the wetlands and rainforest (young Sitka spruce and western hemlock) of the park. About 13 miles of hiking trails including the Fort to Sea Trail, a place at Netul Landing to hand-launch canoes and kayaks (near high tide), and covered picnic areas are available for year-round recreation. During the summer, living history programs, ranger-led hikes, and a canoeing program enhance the story of the Corps of Discovery's winter among the Clatsop people. On March 23, 1806, they started their journey up the Columbia River heading home to the United States.

    Visit Website (503) 861-2471
    92343 Fort Clatsop Road
    Astoria, OR 97103

  • Liberty Theatre

    Liberty Theatre

    The Liberty Theatre in downtown Astoria, Oregon, is one of the best examples of the 1920s vaudeville-motion picture palace in the Pacific Northwest. Liberty Restoration, Inc., a private, non-profit organization is restoring this magnificent structure to its original elegance. Operating today as a Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall, Conference Center, meeting venue and an elegant site for Weddings. The historic Liberty Theatre complex, located on the northern coast of Oregon, launched as a community effort in 1991. The organization received its non-profit status in 1998. The organization's leadership is comprised of distinguished individuals from Clatsop and Pacific counties whose commitment to the project demonstrates its significance to the region. The board includes sixteen individuals from diverse fields such as accounting, banking, performing arts, real estate, law, community fundraising, academia and local government. Clatsop Community College and Portland State University are institutional partners committed to the restoration of the complex.

    Visit Website (503) 325-5922
    1203 Commercial Street
    Astoria, OR 97103

  • Maddox Dance Studio

    Maddox Dance Studio

    Dance instruction ballet, jazz, tap. Dancewear, performances for local events, summer camps, study trips. Established 49 years in Astoria. Full length Nutcracker.

    Visit Website (503) 861-1971
    389 S Main Avenue
    Warrenton, OR 97146

  • Museum of Whimsy

    Museum of Whimsy

    Museum Of Whimsy will be open on Mother's Day. The hours for that weekend will be Saturday, May 13th, 11-4 and Sunday, May 14th, 11-5. Admission $5.00 per person $10.00 per family. The MOW will open for the summer on Friday, June 2nd. Hours will be Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11:00am to 5:00pm. From now until then the MOW will be open randomly, by appointment, and on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14th. The Museum of Whimsy in downtown Astoria is a museum like no other. Its unique collections, assembled over many years with an eye to the curious, the whimsical and the fantastic, are displayed in the architectural splendor of Wicks' neo-classical bank building of 1924, refurbished in grand style and itself an integral part of the MoW experience. Welcome to the Museum of Whimsy, where all who enter will be reminded without any doubt that the world we all share is an infinitely wacky, uplifting and intriguing place! So come on, come along to the MoW, and expect the unexpected! The Museum isn't suitable for children under 6 since displays are fragile.

    Visit Website (425) 417-6512
    1215 Duane Street
    Astoria, OR 97103

  • Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation

    Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation

    Cranberries are as American as apple pie, in fact, even more so! Long before the Pilgrims arrived in 1620, and before Lewis and Clark walked these parts a century ago, Native Americans combined crushed cranberries with dried deer meat and melted fat to make pemmican, a convenience food that would keep a long time. The Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation was established in 1992 as a non-profit organization. Its goals are to: **Help fund cranberry research and extension work on the West Coast of the United States and Canada. **Maintain a demonstration cranberry farm. **Produce cranberries on Foundation property to fund research and extension activities. **Provide an educational facility for tourists, local citizens, and schools. Cranberry harvest at the museum happens on the second weekend of October each year. It's a great time to see the red berry being harvested!

    2907 Pioneer Rd.
    Long Beach, WA 98631

  • Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

    Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

    The objective of this organization is to keep alive and to further the Scandinavian heritages of the citizens of Clatsop County and to promote and conduct the annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. The Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival has been a tradition on the North Coast of Oregon for over forty years. The Festival takes place typically on the 3rd full weekend of June. The festival embodies the rich cultural heritage that was transplanted to the Astoria, Oregon region by emigrating Scandinavians. In the pacific northwest they found the same bounteous seas and forests as in their native lands and the demand for their skills at managing them. During the three days of the festival over a dozen Scandinavian musical, dance, and theater groups are scheduled to entertain . Retail booths will offer handcrafts, Scandinavian import items, and traditional Scandinavian foods. Local community groups and the Scandinavian Café from Vancouver, Washington, will offer full Scandinavian-themed meals The Wet Dog Brewery will provide hand-crafted beers and a limited menu in the Beer Garden. All events except for the parade take place at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds, three miles east of Astoria.

    Visit Website (503) 325-6136
    92937 Walluski Loop
    Astoria, OR 97103

  • Seaside Aquarium

    Seaside Aquarium

    Feed the seals, see the octopus, have a great time and learn a few things! Seaside Aquarium is one of the oldest aquariums on the West Coast. Founded in 1937, the aquarium is privately owned and the descendants of some of the founders are still active in the aquarium operation. The aquarium is proud to be involved in public awareness programs: Marine Mammal Stranding, Seaside Beach Discovery Program, Sea Week, Haystack Rock Awareness Program, the Wildlife Center of the North Coast and other marine education tours and activities for school children.

    Visit Website (503) 738-6211
    200 N Promenade
    Seaside, OR 97138

  • South Beach Arts Association

    South Beach Arts Association

    We are a community sponsored nonprofit organization promoting the various arts. The South Beach Arts Association Community Center sponsors Saturday markets. South Beach Arts Association is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to supporting the arts and artists of the South Beach of Coastal Washington. SBAA was formed in 2007 and has since sponsored many art workshops, classes and craft fairs, and has helped fund other local arts groups. SBAA Community Arts Center hosts all kinds of events, music lessons, art workshops and crafts classes. And, of course, the summer gallery in Westport.

    Visit Website (360) 268-1117
    188 W Ocean Ave
    Westport, WA 98595

  • Tenor Guitar Foundation

    Tenor Guitar Foundation

    The Tenor Guitar Gathering is an annual event for tenor guitar players, with workshops, concerts, networking, and other events. Tenor Guitar Gathering events are organized and presented by the non-profit Tenor Guitar Foundation.

    Visit Website (310) 403-8880

    Astoria, OR 97103

  • Water Music Festival Society

    Water Music Festival Society

    Celebrating the 31st Annual Water Music Festival with a series of wonderful concerts in intimate venues with appetizers and a no-host wine bar. October 9-10, 2015. See the amazing Leadbetter Farms , historic Inn at Harbour Village and charming Oysterville church. The Water Music Festival Society, a non-profit organization, provides high-quality, affordable music programs for residents and visitors in southwest Washington State. WMF expands cultural opportunities, increases awareness of diverse types of music, and promotes educational outreach.

    Visit Website (360) 231-1598
    PO Box 524
    Seaview, WA 98644

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