Located in the center of Ilwaco, WA the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is the place to explore the crossroads of history...
Located in the center of Ilwaco, WA the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is the place to explore the crossroads of history where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Displays illustrate local history from the earliest times when the Chinook Indians thrived in this region to the settlement years when European immigrants made this peninsula a year-round home and profited from fishing, logging and tourism.
The Museum is home to the NAHCOTTA, a Pullman built narrow gauge car that rolled along the Ilwaco Rail and Navigation Company's 27 miles of track from Ilwaco to Nahcotta. Sine a tide table not a time table governed the railroad schedule this quirky narrow gauge railroads was called "the Irregular Rambling and Never-Get-There Railroad."