Situated on Oregon’s north coast where the Columbia River flows into the Pacific Ocean, areas of Astoria and Warrenton are a nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis and Clark Trail. Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies; a place where visitors are surrounded by its architecture and dominated by hundreds of Victorian homes clinging to steep wooded hillsides and with a revitalized 1920’s era downtown. Visitors have many opportunities to escape into an appealing, intriguing past by visiting museums and first-class interpretive attractions. Unspoiled and generally uncrowded, Astoria and Warrenton have an extraordinary sense of place and feeling of history.
Day-trippers can immerse themselves into the history and eras of Fort Clatsop, Flavel House, Fort Stevens State Park, the Astoria Column, Clatsop County Historical Society Museum, Heritage Museum, Uppertown Fireflights Museum, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria’s Children’s Museum, Fort Astoria, and the Riverfront Trolley.
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