Museums

The heritage of the Oregon Coast is on display at many coastal historical museums. Some focus on local history and stories of the early pioneers. Others are dedicated to particular aspects of coastal life, such as firefighting, aviation, or the Coast Guard. Almost all depend heavily on the support of local volunteers, whose dedication to the preserving some of their history and cultural heritage makes these museums possible.

Besides the displays, many museums on the Oregon Coast also are housed in historic buildings. Visiting one of these museums will let you see history in two ways.

Columbia River Maritime Museum (Astoria)
Flavel House (Astoria)
Clatsop County Heritage Museum (Astoria)
Uppertown Firefighters Museum (Astoria)
Seaside Museum (Seaside)
Tillamook Forest Center (Tillamook)
Garibaldi Museum (Garibaldi)
Latimer Quilt & Textile Center (Tillamook)
Tillamook Air Museum (Tillamook)
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum (Tillamook)
Tillamook Air Museum (Tillamook)
Lincoln County Historical Society Museum (Newport)
Burrows House Museum (Newport)
Oregon Coast History Center (Newport)
Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society (Toledo)
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum (Florence)
Coos County Historical Society Museum (North Bend)
Bandon Historical Society Museum (Bandon)
Bandon Historical Society Museum (Bandon)
Port Orford Lightboat Station Museum (Port Orford)
Curry County Historical Society Museum (Gold Beach)
Chetco Valley Historical Museum (Brookings)
Marshfield Sun Printing Museum (Coos Bay)