Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, Cannon Beach

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
We are closed on Tuesdays.

The museum features a permanent exhibit of Cannon Beach and area history, and a replica of a Native American longhouse.

We also offer a variety of temporary exhibits that change regularly, special guest performers and lecturers, and special events.

We have a gift shop, and an extensive archive of historic photos and documents from the area.

You can find more information on our website at or on our blog at
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  • I am a native Portlander (Oregon) and grew up going to the Oregon Coast. Yet, I somehow missed the history of the "Daddy Train" which I learned about at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. I...  more »
  • We spent an enjoyable hour here leaning about the area. The museum building is beautiful and new. We walked from our lodging which was great as Cannon Beach has lots of traffic. A very busy town so a....  more »
  • We wanted to learn about the Canon Beach before we went to the beach. It was well displayed. Canon Beach was named after a canon from a schooner. On September 10, 1840, the USS Shark wrecked...  more »
  • As pretty as the pictures people post . Take a good camera and few warm clothes and stay there for a weekend
  • Great local museum! It's free with a recommended donation of $3. It goes over a very in depth history of the town! Starting with the first natives, to first settlers, and even going into how major events from around the world affected the area. If you have never been to Cannon Beach this is definitely a stop that needs to happen.
  • If you visit Cannon Beach, this is a must see attraction. The history of this town is fascinating.
  • Great history lesson on Cannon Beach. Stories to read and videos to watch.
  • Very interesting to learn the history of someplace I love.

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