Historical Significance

Photo: OregonLiveThis Peninsula is teeming with history and it all depends upon how far back you want to travel!

From the Native Americans, the Chinookan speaking peoples, that traded with other Native Tribes up and down the mighty Columbia River to today’s entrepreneurs, history is then and in the making today.

European sailing ships long before Lewis and Clark left their marks with goods that they traded for fresh supplies. The Lewis and Clark expedition spent 18 days on this Peninsula before making their permanent winter headquarters at Fort Clatsop. Explore the ghostly ‘mud sticks’ and discover their secrets, or hear the whispers of the immigrants that were ‘processed’ at the Pacific’s “Ellis Island.” From the views of the lighthouses, you can visualize the ‘tall ships’ attempting to find the mouth of the Columbia River and the disasters that followed. Follow the tracks of the Clam Shell Railroad and find out why it was called “The Daddy Train.”

Yes, the Long Beach Peninsula has many stories to tell of its past….and of its future!