Built in 1904 as Astoria’s City Hall, this building is now home to the Clatsop County Historical Society’s Heritage Museum, Research Center & Archives. Explore the history of Clatsop County through temporary and permanent exhibits featuring Native Americans, early pioneers, and immigrants.
The Heritage Museum does a great job of explaining the history of Clatsop County. It is located in a former city hall building and has 2 stories of excellent information regarding the history of this corner of Oregon. The highlight for me was the exhibit about the 1922 Astoria fire. There some good exhibits regarding the history and industries of Astoria. Film making, tuna, and cranberries just to name a few. Another cool exhibit is a Chinese altar. It is only $5 to get in. There was a very nice lady greeting everyone and explained the museum great. Street parking only, but there are no time limits around the museum. The Heritage Museum is a must stop if you enjoy history.
The museum is quiet and in an older creeky building- perfect for the museum. It has all the history the good and bad. There is a small display on the kkk, so be aware. It is a good museum to see all the pictures and pieces of history.
Excellent insight into local history
local smaller museum with an interesting perspective on Astorian history. Lots of interesting artifacts. Entrance fee is worth it to support maintaining local history. Good to see they gave a nod to native Indians and immigrants.
the history of the region
Two-stories of interesting items from the past. You learn about the people who lived and settled the area. They also talk about the indigenous peoples who where here before the white settlers. There are exhibits that talk about the logging and fishing industries.
Nice small town history museum with friendly people. Some interesting displays with John Jacob Astor and about the town.