Museums & History

Seaside Historical Society MuseumSeaside Historical Society Museum
570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside, OR | (503) 738-7065
Learn the history of Oregon’s first seaside resort. Exhibits detail over 2,000 years of Seaside heritage with artifacts dating from 700 B.C., and diorama depicting Seaside in 1899.  A Research Library & Photo Archive are available.  The beautiful grounds are maintained year-around by volunteers of the Sou’Wester Garden Club.  Do yourself a favor and plan time to stroll through the gardens.


Lewis and Clark National Historical ParkLewis and Clark National Historical Park
92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, OR  |  (503) 861-2471
In our gem of a National Park you can follow in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery, explore the heritage of the Native people and learn about our rainforests and coastal views.  GREAT trails, wonderful bookstore/gift shop and a replica of the Corps’ Fort Clatsop.  Summer programming; year-round fun.


Butterfield CottageButterfield Cottage Historical Site
570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside, OR  |  (503) 738-7065
Horace Seely Butterfield, a prominent jeweler from Portland, built the Butterfield Cottage in 1893 in Grimes Grove, the area now known as downtown Seaside, in 1912.  The only beach cottage museum in Oregon, it is the only cottage to survive.  The Cottage was gifted to the Seaside Museum and Historical Society in 1985;  the cabin was then moved to it’s current location.


Lewis and Clark StatueLewis and Clark Commemorative Statue
30 N. Prom, Seaside, OR
“The Turnaround” in Seaside marks the most south and west point of the Lewis and Clark Trail and the location of a bronze statue of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Seaman (Lewis’ Newfoundland dog).  This historic location is at the center of an expansive walking Promenade which runs along the oceanfront.  The statue is at the center of  a turnaround loop for vehicles at the foot of Broadway.