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.