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, read our newsletters, get the stamp of the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, learn how you can volunteer or support the Museum, view historic Cannon Beach photos, or shop history in the online gift shop. Stop by for a visit to the Museum, located at 1387 South Spruce Street on the corner of Spruce and Sunset in Cannon Beach, and let a little history into your life. Open Wednesdays through Mondays, closed on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Museum is FREE, but donations are gladly accepted.

There are weather advisories at the coast, so the museum may be closed during usual hours.  Check our social media to find out if we are open.

Upcoming Events:

Anthropocene: Humanities Impact on Bio Systems – Thursday, February 20, 2020

Tillamookan Place-names and When the Nestuccas Removed – Thursday, March 19, 2020

Sea Turtles and Microplastic Removal in Cannon Beach – Thursday, April 16, 2020

Cape Falcon Marine Reserve: There’s More Beneath the Surface – Thursday, April 23, 2020