Welcome to the Cannon Beach
History Center & Museum
where history comes alive!



The Museum was organized for the purpose of preserving the history of Cannon Beach by seeking, collecting, and protecting historical memorabilia of all kinds, by recording oral histories, and by making these materials available to the public whenever possible.

We invite you to explore our many programs and resources for historical study, get the stamp of the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, learn how you can become a member or support the Museum, view historic Cannon Beach photos, or shop history in the online gift shop.

Make an appointment to explore today, located at 1387 South Spruce Street on the corner of Spruce and Sunset in Cannon Beach, and let a little history into your life. Call us at the museum (503) 436.9301, email us at info@cbhistory.org, or send a text message to (503) 893.5796 to make an appointment today.


♦ Important Museum Updates – Please read! ♦

last updated October 16, 2021



We have officially re-opened the Museum! 

We are opening the museum by appointment. Appointments will be available for Monday through Friday between 11:00a to 4:00p. To set up an appointment time to come explore the museum, please call us at 503 436 9301. You can also email us at info@cbhistory.org or send a text message to 503 893 5796.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum.
We will continue to post unique, fun, and interesting history on our social media accounts.




Cannon Beach History Center & Museum Board of Directors


Updated: October 9, 2021


What’s Happening at the Museum:


  • Cottage Tour 2022

Stay tuned for updates!!




What else is happening in 2021:


  • 2021 Membership Drive

Have you renewed your Museum Membership for 2021? Want to become a new member of the Museum? You can do all of that, right here! Simply click this link, or head over to Gift Shop/Membership on the tool bar. When you become a member, not only are you helping a private non profit museum, but you’re also supporting the preservation of artifacts from Cannon Beach’s rich history, like the cannon that the town was named for! Your email will automatically be added to our Flashback Friday email newsletter, filled with stories straight from the Director and pictures from our archives. Become a member and claim your premium gift!

  • Self Guided Historic Walking Tour Map

The new and improved Historic Walking Tour map is being revamped and will be available soon! Click here for a sneak peak! With about twenty different locations in Cannon Beach, Tolovana and Arch Cape.  Tour whenever you like! Check back here soon for a link to download the map and you’ll be on your way to walking the steps of the people who literally established and built Cannon Beach.