The Museum's collections are housed in a castle-like chateau
overlooking the Columbia River Gorge in 26 acres of park-like gardens on 6,000 acres of
There is a spectacular promontory on the east side of the Museum's
gardens where a series of interpretive panels have been placed that convey details about
the Corps three-day stay in the area. From this location you can view an extensive
section of the Columbia River and several sites that the Corps of Discovery visited on
their way to the Pacific in 1805.
Lewis and Clark walked across part of Maryhill
on their return journey on April 22, 1806.
An extensive Native American Collection comprised of rare
prehistoric rock carvings, intricate baskets (equivalent to those that Lewis and Clark
documented) and beadwork, plus an array of unique artifacts from throughout North America.