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Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center

Dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the cultural and natural history of the Columbia River Gorge.

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Located at Stevenson, Washington, near the center of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, our museum is ideally situated to interpret and exhibit the natural and cultural history of the region.

We are a nonprofit museum of the Skamania County Historical Society. The museum was completed in 1995 and comprises of 70 acres including Rock Creek Cove. The 23,000 sq. ft. building has over 11,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space featuring exhibits highlighting the cultural diversity of Gorge inhabitants from the first Native Americans to the Japanese, Chinese and other nationalities who arrived in the 19th century. Other exhibits emphasize the natural history of the area.

The museum store features books, gift items and collectibles commemorating the Gorge and the Center.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission varies by age.

Location: PO Box 396, 990 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson Washington 98648 Telephone 509-427-8211 Toll Free: 800-991-2338 Fax 509-427-7429

Other History nearby:
(Portland) American Advertising Museum
(Carver) Baker Cabin
(Oregon City) Barclay House
(Washougal) Camas-Washougal Historical Soc. Museum
(Canby) Canby Depot Museum
(Cascade Locks) Cascade Locks Historical Museum


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06/18 Coming to The Stevenson area
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
4th Annual Tenor Guitar Gathering Astoria OR May30-June2 You'll hear guitars, ukeleles, banjos, and fiddles playing their tunes at the tenor guitar gathering.
Gorge Blues and Brews Festival Stevenson WA June21-22 Fine collection of local craft brews and local wines, a multitude of phenomenal foods, and great blues music, while benefiting local charities in the Columbia Gorge.
Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival Stevenson WA June25-28 Amazing talent, workshops, instrument contests and raffle, fine craft and food vendors, a merry beer garden, and nightly dances.