Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

115 SE Lake St, Ilwaco, WA 98624 - United States




Explore the crossroads of history where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean at this wonderful Museum. Discover the history of the railroad that ran by the tide, fishing, logging and cranberry harvests, Coast Guard and Mariners, life in a coastal fishing village. Many locally donated objects on display in our permanent exhibits, and an ever changing temporary exhibit and gallery space.


The permanent exhibition galleries showcase the rich history of our region where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Opening with the history of the early Chinookan People and cycling through later European exploration, Pioneer settlement and vibrant industry of the area, the Museum’s four permanent galleries are rich with the objects and stories that make this region unique.

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