Thank you for your support! 
Winter Schedule 2021-2022

We have adjusted hours during the winter season. Admission for the general public during the month of December is Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm, with some available Sunday openings. Sunday dates include: 12/5, 12/12, and 12/19. Admission for the general public during the month of January is Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm. We are closed all winter holidays, including: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. Special group openings are available upon request. Please email: for group availability.


All visitors are requested to wear masks at all times and comply to all 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

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

December 2021



January 2022



Group Tours By Appointment

(541) 370-2242

              Students K-12          $5

          College Student          $5   

              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!

General Public Operating Hours

Thursday:                10-5 pm

Friday:                     10-5 pm

Saturday:                 10-5 pm

Sunday-Wed.:         Varies  

Visit Google for current schedule.

Seasonal Operating Hours

According to docking schedule

We are OPEN all cruise boat docking dates/hours 10-5.

        Thursday-Saturday:     10-5pm

        Sunday-Wednesday:   See below*

       *We are open Sunday-Wednesday             to both cruise guests and general               public guests any day the cruise

         boats are docked March-December.