The Historic Columbia River Quarantine Station
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Knappton Cove Heritage Center's

Hopeful 2020 Schedule!

Living History 


Living Historians Interpreting the Lewis & Clark Expedition!




Saturday July 11

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday July 12

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.



Demonstrations Include:



* Handling flintlock firearms

* Fire starting with flint and steel

* Camp cooking

* Making clothing from leather

* Making canoe paddles




November on the North Shore



Museum Open House



"O! How Horriable is the Day"



Saturday, Nov.7



1-4 PM


Join us for our last event of the year, the annual tribute to the Lewis & Clark Expedition.


We'll be serving up 'Hot Cider & History' as we remember William Clark's journal entry.




'Quarantine' in the News!


US Public Health Service Exhibits


As we struggle to learn new ways of fighting the Covid-19 virus, we are hearing a lot about Quarantine. For the history of this practice in the lower Columbia River region, read these recent articles from our local media:


"This Nest of Dangers: Knappton Quarantine Station was our bulwark from contagion"

by Nancy Lloyd &

"Containing Contagion"

by Barbara Lloyd McMichael


We celebrate the history of the Public Health Service at Knappton Cove and hope you'll come visit...when it's safe to do so!

Knappton Cove Heritage Center

Welcomes You!

Come experience history where it happened.


The Columbia River's "Ellis Island"

Contact Us Today!

Nancy Anderson, Director

Phone: 1-503-738-5206




*** We Hope! ***

Regular Open Hours:

July-September Weekends

Saturday & Sunday, 1-4 pm



521 WA State Rte 401

(See 'How to Find Us' page for detailed information)


  • Diggin' into the Past at Knappton Cove (Archaeological Finds)
  • Immigrant Room (Donation Land Claim)
  • Cannery Days
  • Quarantined! (U.S. Columbia River Quarantine Station)
  • Fishin' in the 50's (Knappton Cove Camp)


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