Explore History


Seaside features several ­attractions and landmarks related to America’s most famous explorers, Lewis and Clark, who visited the area over 200 years ago. The Lewis and Clark statue at the center of Seaside’s automobile Turnaround commemorates their ­historic journey.

The Salt Works, located on Lewis and Clark Way between Beach Drive and the Prom, marks the believed location of the ­explorers’ salt-making camp from 1806. Hike the Tillamook Head trail to retrace the route the explorers took to find a beached whale. For more on the expedition, visit the Seaside Museum or make a day trip to the Fort Clatsop Interpretive Center, the site of the expedition’s 1806 winter camp.