We are following local health guidelines and are happy to welcome back visitors by appointment on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Face masks are always in style at the Pesthouse and vaccinations are encouraged! Please email us for availability.
During the Lewis & Clark Encampment we will open and monitor the museum at limited capacity from 1-4 p.m. both days.
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1912 US PHS Quarantine Hospital
* STROLL the GROUNDS *
Where History Happened!
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Pictures below from Past Programs
Nancy Anderson, Director
Land Line: 1-503-738-5206
Open by Appointment
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Saturday & Sunday, 1-4 pm
521 WA State Rte 401
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short video exhibit
By Board Member Friedrich E. Schuler, Professor of History at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Read his interview in the PSU News!
A Shield for the Columbia offers the stories behind the founding of the quarantine station of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) at Knappton Cove, Washington and Astoria, Oregon at the mouth of the Columbia River. It is a compelling account of unlikely political and economic alliances featuring the United States Marine Hospital Service (USMHS), transpacific shipping lines, Astoria's business community, and members of the U.S. Congress.