Historic Sites

The Oregon Coast has supported human habitation since long before the first European explorers. The first white explorers discovered Oregon in the late 18th century, and the first American settlement west of the Mississippi took place at Astoria not long after Lewis and Clark.

A variety of historical sites along the Oregon Coast are significant for their roles in local and regional history. Many of these have been preserved as official historic sites.

Fort Astoria (Astoria)
Wreck of the Peter Iredale
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (Astoria)
Fort Clatsop National Memorial (Astoria)
Fort-to-Sea Trail (Warrenton)
Salt Works (Seaside)
Bayocean (Tillamook)
Nye Beach Historic District (Newport)
Little Log Church (Yachats)
Gardiner Community Cemetery (Gardiner)
Historic Hughes House
Battle Rock City Park (Port Orford)
Geisel Monument State Historic Site (Gold Beach)
Mount Emily Bombsite Trail (Brookings)
Applegate Trail
Oregon Coast History
Navy Monument Trail, No. 1105a