The Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Visitor Center is a must-visit. Depicting all the bridges along the Oregon Coast, from Astoria to Brookings, The Center opened in 1991 in conjunction with the opening of the new Alsea Bay Bridge. The original bridge, built in 1936, carried travelers over the Alsea Bay for more than 50 years. Photos, archives and even parts of the original bridge are inside The Center. A full-scale model of the new bridge is featured.
The Center is now also the home of THE WALDPORT HERITAGE MUSEUM. Celebrating Waldport’s rich history, The Museum showcases artifacts, stories, photos and many of the tools used to create and sustain life along the bay, the Pacific Ocean and throughout the Siulsaw National Forest.
The Center is the temporary home of the Louis Southworth bronze sculpture created by Pete Helzer. The sculpture will remain on display until it can be moved to its new permanent home at the new Louis Southworth Park in Waldport, scheduled for summer of 2024.
For more information about Southworth and the Park, please visit these links:
Admission is free with volunteers providing tours, visitor information and lots of information about where to shop, eat, stay and play in Waldport. Chamber members offer information for a variety of services, too. Need a place to host a small meeting our event? We can help! ADA accessible.
Exclusive Waldport-branded items are also for sale, from sweatshirts tees & hoodies to coffee mugs, coasters, magnets and postcards.
FALL/WINTER HOURS: Thursday through Monday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 541.563.3500. Located at the south end of The Alsea Bay Bridge. 320 Highway 101, Waldport, Oregon 97394