Columbia Falls contains many historic homes in its walkable village, including the Historic Ruggles House Museum, which showcases Federal Design and Adam Ornament (including a flying staircase and original furniture.) The Wreaths Across America Museum showcases US military items and documents the history of the organization, including its wreath donation program.
The Downeast Salmon Federation, a stop along the Downeast Fisheries Trail, offers education about wild Atlantic Salmon and related fisheries and habitats, and hosts an annual Smelt Fry during the spring run. A traditional blacksmith’s trade may be caught at the Margaretta Days Festival in Machias. A local pottery artist can be visited in the heart of Columbia Falls village.