Knappton Cove Heritage Center
Knappton CoveHeritage Center

          2019 Season Schedule





Open July-September Weekends 1-4 PM

June 1: Museum Open House & Program

Celebrate the Pesthouse turning 120 Yrs!
1 PM Annual Meeting
1:30 PM Program: The Great Quarantine Battle of 1928:

Portland vs. Astoria!

Portland State University Professor, Friedrich Schuler

Living History! ~ July 13-14

Pacific NW Lewis & Clark Living Historians
2 - Day Encampment

Outdoor Demonstrations, 10-4 Saturday & 10-3 Sunday

Museum Open 1-4 PM


Dressed in clothing of the style and materials worn by the voyagers of the Corps in 1805, PNLH interpreters will demonstrate and discuss many of those tools and skills, including:

  • Handling flintlock firearms
  • Fire starting with flint and steel
  • Camp cooking
  • Making clothing from leather
  • Making canoe paddles

Visitors will also learn the history and stories of the Lewis and Clark expedition:  the native people they met, the unfamiliar territory they traveled & mapped, and the strange new animals and plants they discovered.

                    Saturday, November 9th
                           Annual "Horriable" Day Open House
                                    Museum Open 1 -4 PM
     Join us for our annual tribute to the Lewis & Clark Expedition. This November we'll enjoy hot cider and history as we remember the “horriable” weather as noted by William Clark in 1805.


     This was a mentous part of the journey as the Corps of Discovery neared their goal. They canoed past our site and campted about a mile downriver at what is now known as "The Dismal Nitch". The photo below was taken from the interpretive panels there.


     Enjoy the river view, rain or shine, with a cup of hot cider as we commemorate history where it happened!

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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