Black History Walking Tours – Astoria!

Oregon Black Pioneers’ popular walking tours are back! The first of our quarterly 2024 tours will take place in historic Astoria, Oregon.

Led by OBP Executive Director Zachary Stocks, this two-hour, 1-mile walking loop will make stops at locations connected to the area’s Black history. The tour will begin and end at the Clatsop County Heritage Museum and follow stops throughout downtown Astoria.

Guests will learn more about Astoria’s earliest Black residents, businesses, and moments, and local filmmaker Ron Craig will make a special appearance to discuss York of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. BONUS: Your tour ticket includes admission to the Heritage Museum, including their exhibit Blocked Out: Race and Place in the Making of Modern Astoria.

Get your tickets here!

Are you curious to see the places in Oregon where Black history happened? Oregon has Black history everywhere! Oregon Black Pioneers, Oregon’s only statewide African American historical society, is excited to bring walking tours to communities all over Oregon. Each tour is unique, and led by one of our expert staff. Tours are limited to 35 people. We suggest attendees wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, and sunglasses, and bring enough water to stay hydrated. We will be walking on public streets where ADA accessibility can vary.

Watch for details about future tours on our web site, and on Facebook and Instagram!

Past tour information at this link.