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.

Important Museum Update

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, starting March 13.

We will be closed through March 30, and will reevaluate the situation at that 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 on our website simply by clicking this link.

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.



Upcoming Events:

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