The Lewis and Clark Salt Works outdoor exhibit is located in the Lewis and Clark Historical Park. Members of the expedition set up camp at this location and boiled seawater in order to obtain salt for use at the fort and on the return journey.

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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5
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  • In late 1805 and early 1806, Lewis and Clark arrived in this area, now a National Historic Site. Several men were assigned to stay at what is now Seaside and boil sea water down to salt.
  • Summer is the time to visit. On the weekends, costumed interpreters set up shop, reducing sea water to salt round-the-clock, just as Lewis and Clark's men did.
  • For fun, bring something to trade. But if it's a modern something—a hot dog or wrist watch, for example—interpreters will claim not to know what it is.

Beach Drive and Lewis and Clark Way
Seaside, Oregon
Price: $5 park entry fee

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 503-861-2471
Fax: 503-861-2585
Price Information: $5 park entry fee
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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