Launching a glider from the top of the Column is a beloved tradition many Oregonians repeat year after year. Start your family’s own tradition by buying a glider at the gift shop on your way up.
Every night, from almost anywhere in Astoria, you can look up and see our LED light show—a stunning view of the Column’s artwork every hour, on the hour.
If you need a fresh perspective, take in the world from the platform of the 125’ Astoria Column—it’s only 164 steps to what we call the most beautiful view in the world.
The Astoria Column is located at 1 Coxcomb Drive. Directional signs can be found on 14th and 16th Streets. There is no cost to visit the park site or to enter the Column. Parking is $5 per vehicle, and serves as a valid pass for the remainder of the calendar year.
Large vehicle parking at the column is very limited. We ask that large groups contact us to schedule their visit by calling the gift shop at 503.325 2963.
Although the Column itself is not wheelchair accessible, the grounds, park, and gift shop are. If your group requires special consideration, please let us know in advance of your trip by calling the gift shop at 503 325 2963, and we’ll work with you to accommodate your needs.