The Quiet Fishing Town In Washington That Seems Frozen In Time

Nestled alongside the Columbia River on the Long Beach Peninsula is the working fishing village of Ilwaco. Settled in 1851 by Henry Feister, it was home to the Ilwaco Railway and Navigation Company for over 30 years. And although there have been some changes to the area since the railway days, it doesn’t look much different than it did back then.

If you enjoy Ilwaco, go off the beaten path and explore some of Washington’s other charming historic villages.