Travel back in time, from the early days of the First Peoples to the settling of the area to the first glass floats washing up on our shores.
Every adventure starts somewhere, and Lincoln City’s begins at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, where the origin story of our city unfolds. Learn about the settling of the area, the history of glass floats on our beaches and how Lincoln City got its name.
Recommended time: 2-3 hours. For more information, explore our Culture & History page.
Take yourself on a self-guided tour of Lincoln City’s heritage and experience the rich history of the region and its people. With 14 stops from Cutler City to Roads End, pick up your guide at the Lincoln City Visitor Center or the North Lincoln Historical Museum, and soak in the past.
Recommended time: 2-3 hours.
The permanent residents of Lincoln City rest at Pioneer Cemetery, pioneers and settlers from the early days of the area, on top of a large hill in the Taft District, with a gorgeous panoramic view of the Pacific. Pay your respects and hear their stories during A Tour to Die For, where every October, history comes to life and Lincoln City’s permanent residents in the Pioneer Cemetery tell of their experiences settling the area.
Recommended time: 20-30 minutes. For more information, visit TourToDieFor.com.
A herald of its pioneer origins, the Drift Creek Covered Bridge stands serene and sentinel just off of Highway 18, to the northeast of Lincoln City. The bridge was built in 1914 and is a perfect spot for a picnic and to soak in the history.
Recommended time: 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Soak in the history of the Oregon Coast as you hunt for quality antiques. For more than a decade Lincoln City has been the place to go on the Oregon Coast if you are interested in antiques and collectibles. Antique shops and used book stores abound in Lincoln City, once named one of the great undiscovered places to antique in the United States. While Lincoln City is one of the youngest cities on the Oregon Coast, forming in 1965, there is a rich history and a love of fine, old things. Hunt for rare books in our used bookstores or rediscover your favorite author.
Recommended time: 2 hours. For more information, visit our Shopping page.