Astoria Travel Guide
Welcome to Astoria, OR!
Established in 1811, Astoria is recognized as the United States' oldest settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Preserved buildings and unspoiled historic sites are complimented by the stunning views and ubiquitous natural beauty this Coastal Oregon community. While riding the Astoria Riverfront Trolley, visitors can see many local attractions and learn about the town's history. A tour of the Fort Clatsop National Memorial highlights Lewis and Clark's encampment over the winter of 1805 to 1806. Local heroes are celebrated at the Uppertown Fire Fighters Museum, while the Columbia River Maritime Museum delves into the region's rich maritime past. Many a ship met its demise at the mouth of the Columbia River, leading Astoria to be nicknamed the Graveyard of the Pacific. Today one of the roughly 200 wrecks is visible from the beach at Fort Stevens State Park. Scandinavian heritage plays a prominent role in Astoria and is celebrated every June during the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival.
Learn and discover about the maritime heritage of the Pacific Northwest.
Hotels & Motels
Located on the waterfront of the Columbia River, this boutique hotel offers guests a glimpse of Astoria's past, displaying photographs, artifacts and memorabilia pertaining to the fishing industry and the area's history.
Learn about Astoria's history and local attractions as this restored 1914 trolley travels three miles along the Columbia River.