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Winter 2023 Schedule
We look forward to all of our visitors both public and those visitations organized by tour operators.
No pending closures. Regular winter hours are Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Email for reservation if needed.
General Public Information:
Admission for the general public during the months of April-August is Thursday-Saturday from 10am-5pm. The general public is also welcome during our scheduled boat tour days. This schedule is according to the docking schedule. Please call if you are interested in visiting on a Monday-Wednesday and our staff can inform you of that week's tour boat schedule. You can also visit The City of The Dalles Docking Schedule.
Tour Operator Information:
We are open to tour operators beginning March 12, 2023. The museum is open all contracted Hop On and Hop Off scheduled dates. This includes Thursday-Saturday (General Public Opening) and all other scheduled Sunday-Wednesday dates.
All visitors are requested to wear masks if and when it is mandated by the Oregon State guidelines based on risk levels. Please continue to visit our website for current information and updates. Group visits and event reservations are contingent on State accomodation occupancy limits. Thank you! Your support, emails, and letters of encouragement have been invaluable during this time.
Illuminating the Dalles
Open for Tours
The National Neon Sign Museum opened for tours August of 2018. Corporate, family, and individual memberships are currently available for a promotional founders special.
The NNSM is dedicated to providing a dynamic and entertaining environment that promotes an understanding and appreciation of advertising and signage and the unique role it has played in American history. It will provide historical, social, and cultural relevance through the exhibition of more than 20,000 square feet of electrifying signs, ephemera, and interactive displays that date from the late 1800's through the 1960's.
Membership sales and giving opportunities are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
On April 3, 2015, The City of The Dalles, OR gifted the historic Elks Building at 200 East 3rd Street to be used for the National Neon Sign Museum (NNSM).
The NNSM, a registered 501c3, will present one of the most
outstanding collections of American advertising, signage, and ephemera in the nation.
The preservation and renewal of this historic building along the Columbia Gorge will provide a world-class museum and venue to promote education, and increase tourism and capital for local and regional businesses and organizations.
Offering their collection to become part of the ambiance of The Dalles, the NNSM is situated to display a family friendly, hands-on, and fresh approach to the modern museum.
“Electric advertising is a picture medium. Moreover, it is a color medium; still again, electrical advertising is a medium of motion, of action, of life, of light, of compulsory attraction.”
Group Tours By Appointment
Students K-12 $5
College Student $5 (ID)
General Adult $10
Seniors $8 (65+)
Groups $8 (10+)
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To schedule future group tours or visits please email:
Thank you for your support. We are open for the general public, group tours, and cruise line tours. We are also open for special event rental. We appreciate your business!
Fall 2022 Operating Hours
Thursday: 10-5 pm
Friday: 10-5 pm
Saturday: 10-5 pm
Seasonal Operating Hours
According to The Dalles docking schedule, the museum is OPEN to all cruise boat docking dates & hours 10-5. The cruise season is March-November. These weekdays vary. We are also open to the public on these days. Please email to inquire on specific dates. Otherwise, we are open Thursday-Saturday from 10-5.