Astoria attractions

Park in Astoria

Fort Stevens State Park

Ten miles west of Astoria, this park holds the historic military installation that once guarded the mouth of the Columbia River. Near the Military Museum are gun batteries dug into sand dunes – interesting remnants …
Museum in Astoria

Columbia River Maritime Museum

Astoria's seafaring heritage is well interpreted at this wave-shaped museum. It's hard to miss the retired Coast Guard boat, frozen mid-rescue, through a huge outside window. Other exhibits highlight the salmon-pack…
Historic Site in Astoria

Lewis & Clark National Historical Park

Five miles south of Astoria, this historical park holds Fort Clatsop, a reconstructed fort similar to the one the Corps of Discovery occupied during their miserable winter of 1805–06. There's expedition history and …
Historic Building in Astoria

Flavel House

The extravagant Flavel House was built by Captain George Flavel, one of Astoria's leading citizens during the 1880s. The Queen Anne house has been repainted in its original colors and the grounds have been returned …
Museum in Astoria

Historic Clatsop County Jail

The old county jail, featured in the movie The Goonies, is now home to the Oregon Film Museum, dedicated to made-in-Oregon movies – of which there have been more than 300 since 1908. It's a good place to start your …
Historic Building in Astoria

Liberty Theater

Downtown's Liberty Theater is a landmark known for elaborate Italian Renaissance styling. It dates from 1925 and once hosted silent films and vaudeville performances; today, symphonic bands and theatrical performanc…
Landmark in Astoria

Astoria Column

Rising high on Coxcomb Hill, the Astoria Column (built in 1926) is a 125ft tower painted with scenes from the westward sweep of US exploration and settlement. The top of the column (up 164 steps) offers excellent vi…
Museum in Astoria

Heritage Museum

Housed in the former city hall, the Heritage Museum commemorates Astoria's various ethnic communities and early settlers. There's a lot of interactive stuff for kids to look at, and a room dedicated to the Clatsop t…
Museum in Astoria

Military Museum

View displays and paraphernalia from the Civil War, WWII and other conflicts at this museum within Fort Stevens State Park. Guided tours available in summer.
State Park in Astoria

Fort Clatsop

The Corps of Discovery camped here from December 1805 to the following March. There's a replica of the original fort, a visitor center, interpretive displays and ranger-led programs.