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Cowlitz County Historical Museum

405 Allen Street

About The Museum :

The Cowlitz County Historical Museum was founded in 1949 to discover, interpret and disseminate the history of Cowlitz County and Southwest Washington. Visit the Cowlitz County Historical Museum and discover how the land and rivers of Cowlitz County have shaped the lives of people for hundreds of years.


Neil Meyer

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
LOVE this museum! Highly recommended!! Go early and allow plenty of time because even a full day isn't enough to take it all in!!! We really enjoyed the scavenger hunts and quizzes available from the volunteer at the help desk. You fill them out as you go and they help to enhance your museum experience. I believe they're suitable for pretty much any age.

Odette Lunsford

Saturday, March 17, 2018
The Museum always has interesting events going on. I remember taking my child to go see science events and some of the historical events are amazing! Volunteers are kind and helpful

Terrasue Brittell

Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017
This is a local gem. Here individuals and families can learn about both local and state history. There are some hands-on exhibits as well as traditional. There is also an area with a rotating exhibit, this is great as you never know what to expect each and every time you go. The gift shop is great with both locally made goods as well as replicas of toys of the past. They have some unique gifts that would work well as stocking stuffers.

Linda Lee King

Sunday, May 13, 2018
All items with good details. Fun and well displayed.

Savannah Yokel

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Deffinetly gives you more than you expect, the ladies there are pretty nice and helpful. They give lots of history in this small museum, I know I learned a lot, cute gift shop, great place to buy books (not a huge selection but good for the size of the museum) about the history of Cowlitz county (books about Longview and Kelso). I did the kids scavenger hunt, and I learned lots about Long Bell, R.A. Long, The Monticello Convention, etc. Overall it would be pretty enjoyable for anyone who is into local history.

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