The Astoria Column, which sits 600’ above Astoria, was built in 1926 to honor Oregon’s explorers and early settlers. Italian immigrant Attilo Pusterla created a 500’ painted carving that spirals around the column and illustrates over 100 years of history. Visitors can walk up 164 steps to the viewing deck on the top.
The column is not accessible but the view from the sidewalks is very good. The gift shop is accessible.
The road up to the column is very steep.The parking lot has several RV/bus spaces and circles around the column for an easy exit route. A $2.00 parking pass, good for a year, must be purchased at the gift shop. Column