HOURS OF OPERATION-LIMITED 8/13/2020
Due to Covid 19, we are currently closed to the public but will resume limited pre-arraged visits for members and small groups starting August 13, 2020. All tours must be timed entry, docent led, and include between 4-9 persons only. 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. For scheduling tentative future group tours or visits please email email@example.com. Thank you for your support.
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.”
Vary-See Closures Below *
We are currently closed due to Covid-19.
Group Tours By Appointment
Students K-12 $5
College Student $5
General Adult $10
Seniors $8 (65+)
Groups $8 (10+)
Due to Covid 19, we are currently closed to the public. Tentative plans are to reopen sometime following July 4th in compliance with The City dock scheduling. Please know these dates could change as new information is received. Please visit our website for current information and updates at:
To schedule future group tours or visits please email:
Thank you for your support.