Come Visit Us!
Only 45 minutes from Portland, OR.
Local History
Nearly 200 local stories and counting! Learn about Skamania County from residents past and present.
Rain or Shine
Don't forget about the outside exhibits when you visit.
After Hours
Hold your next meeting, party, or special event in our Grand Gallery
Looking For Your Next Field Trip?
Special rates and discounts for school groups.


Open Daily:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day


Adults: $10
Children (6-12): $6
Seniors (60+): $8
Students: $8
Family Rate (4): $30


Columbia Gorge
Interpretive Center

990 SW Rock Creek Dr
P.O. Box 396
Stevenson, WA 98648


(800) 991-2338
(509) 427-8211


Free Book Signing with EF Winters:

Saturday, July 26th - 1 to 4 p.m.

EF Winters began exploring the history of the region as a child touring with a Native American cultural exhibit. Through the years, her career as a professional storyteller, teacher, writer and director - working with gifted and at-risk youth - took her across the county. Winters will be signing her new book Memeloose: The House of the Dead at the event. The book was inspired and interpretation of the oral version of the Memeloose story where a brief pioneer account from the 1840s captured Winters’ imagination.

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Featured Exhibits

First People

Grand Gallery

First Peoples focuses on the history of the original people to live in this area of the Gorge, the Cascade Chinook. The Emory Strong Library is also visible, showing his collection of early-man artifacts.

The largest gallery in the museum is Harvesting Resources, which focuses on the timber and fishing industries in the Gorge. It also contains a waterfall. Four very large artifacts are on display.