Astoria is in Clatsop County, Oregon. It is named after the American investor John Jacob Astor. The city has an estimated population of 10,000. The Lewis and Clark Expedition spent the winter of 1805-1806 at Fort Clatsop, a small structure south of modern day Astoria. Today the fort has been recreated and is now a national monument. As the Oregon Territory grew and became ever more settled, Astoria likewise grew as a port city. Today, tourism, Astoria's growing art scene, and light manufacturing are the chief economic activities of the city. It is a port of call for cruise ships, with 14 scheduled for 2007.
Take a historical trip to
Fort Clatsop. This fort commemorates the 1805-06 winter encampment of the
33-member Lewis and Clark Expedition. A 1955 community-built model of the
explorers Fort Clatsop is the focus of the park.
Or visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum. The Museum has a national reputation for the quality of its exhibits and the scope of its collections. It is also the first museum in Oregon to meet national accreditation standards, and has been designated the official state maritime museum for Oregon.
Directions from Astoria Regional Airport to Port of Astoria