Knappton Cove Heritage Center
Knappton CoveHeritage Center

Lewis & Clark Living Historians

We are pleased to partner with the Pacific NW Lewis & Clark Living Historians and have annually paid tribute to the Corps of Discovery. In years past we have served "Hot cider and History" alongside the Living History Encampment at our 'November on the North Shore' Open House. Often, Mother Nature delivers 'Horriable' weather indeed. We've experienced thunder, lightning and torrential rain through the years. One intrepid visitor even arrived from Astoria in his kayak in the true spirit of the Corps of Discovery!


We continue to host an Open House on Vetrans Day weekend to give our annual November salute to Lewis & Clark, however, we've moved the 2-Day encampment to the patriotic month of July. The summertime offers higher visibility and more visitors for our interpreters who dress in period costume and interact with visitors. See Season Schedule for details.

Highlights from Past Years

2019 Encampment Crew!


Take a look at some of the things the Corps packed for the long journey to the Pacific Ocean.

2018 Encampment With Special Guest, Rocky the Newfie

Encampment ~ July 2016

Mr. Orthman represents Pvt. Joseph Whitehouse from the Expedition, 2016.

A Medic asks if he could pull a tooth out for me?! ~ 2016

Four interpreters from the Pacific NW Living Historians and a 'Newfie' dog - always a big hit - set up camp and interacted with quests.

Once again, David Manuel's beautifully detailed Lewis & Clark sculpture was displayed - thanks to Sally Stadelman and Pat Quinn.

Thank you one and all for making our "HORRIABLE" day just wonderful!

Contact Us Today!

Nancy Anderson, Director

Phone: 1-503-738-5206




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 (Archelogical 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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