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.


Important Museum Updates

  • For the latest decisions concerning Cottage Tour 2020, please visit the Cottage Tour page on our site and make sure to follow us on social media so you never miss any Museum updates.

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our community. After consulting with public health experts and state officials, we are temporarily closing the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum.

We will be closed until further notice, and will continue evaluating the situation through this time. For more information on museum hours, events, and exhibits, keep checking this website or visit our Facebook.

You can also continue to support the Museum by donating online, here on our website, simply by clicking this link. We so greatly appreciate your ongoing support and generosity.

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



-Cannon Beach History Center & Museum Boards of Directors



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