Cannon Beach History Center & Museum

1387 South Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 - United States

Museum Day Hours: 11:00 a.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m. (PST)





The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a cozy museum located in one of the Pacific Northwest’s most beautiful destinations, Cannon Beach. This small Oregon town was featured in National Geographic’s World’s Most Beautiful Places issue and was selected as one of the 100 essential spots for travelers to visit. The Museum showcases local artists in our gallery, offers an Acoustic concert and lecture series in our event space, and offers rotating and permanent exhibits. A combination of historic images and interactive exhibits set in a warm and friendly setting, provide a unique Museum experience. Come see our rotating art exhibits, permanent Native American Longhouse replica, and the cannon that Cannon Beach is named for!


On Museum Day join the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum for complimentary locally roasted coffee!

Enjoy your coffee while you peruse the Museum’s permanent exhibit on Cannon Beach’s history and check out the latest temporary exhibit Shipwrecks of the Oregon Coast. This exhibit focuses on several prominent and several not-so-well-known wrecks along the Oregon coast and will also feature various artifacts from those wrecks.

After your visit,take our quiz to test your knowledge about the history of Cannon Beach.


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