Thank you for your support! 
Spring-Summer Schedule 2021

We are open for the season. Admission for the general public is Thursday-Saturday by reservation. Please send your request to confirm your time and date at: The museum is also open to the cruise line guests according to The City of The Dalles docking schedule. Special group tours and events can be arranged weekly by reservation.


General public tours will be timed entry and docent led. All visitors must wear masks at all times and comply to all Oregon State guidelines and regulations. 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

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.

The National Neon Sign Museum
SOT Publication

“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.”

HOURS& Admission


General Public Reservations Available


Cruise Line Reservations 

Group Tour Reservations

Group Tours By Appointment

(541) 370-2242

              Students K-12          $5

          College Student          $5   

              General Adult          $10

                          Seniors          $8 (65+)

                          Groups          $8 (10+)

Subscribe to our website for current information and updates at:


To schedule future group tours or visits please email:


Thank you for your support. We are open for the general public Thursday-Saturday by reservation. We are open for the cruise lines per docking schedule and arrangements.

General Public Operating Hours

Thursday by RSVP: 10-4 pm

Friday by RSVP:      10-4 pm

Saturday by RSVP:  10-4 pm

Cruise Line Operating Hours

According to docking schedule