The Museums of Oregon
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Oregon Museums by City
| Albany | Ashland | Astoria | Aurora | Baker City | Bend | Brookings | Brownsville | Butte Falls | Canby | Chiloquin | Columbia City | Condon | Coos Bay | Corvallis | Cottage Grove | Crater Lake | Crow | Dallas | Depoe Bay | Dufur | Eagle Point | Echo | Eugene | Florence | Forest Grove | Fort Rock | Fossil | Gold Beach | Grants Pass | Gresham | Haines | Halfway | Hammond | Heppner | Hood River | Independence | Jacksonville | John Day | Joseph | Junction City | Kerby | Klamath Falls | Lake View | Lincoln City | Madras | Medford | Mill City | Milton-Freewater | Milwaukie | Molalla | Monmouth | Moro | Myrtle Point | Newberg | Newport | North Bend | Oakland | Oakridge | Ontario | Oregon City | Parkdale | Pendleton | Philomath | Portland | Prineville | Rogue River | Roseburg | St. Paul | Salem | Sandy | Seaside | Shaniko | Silverton | Spray | Springfield | Stayton | Sweet Home | The Dalles | Tillamook | Toledo | Troutdale | Umatilla | Union | Vernonia | Warm Springs | Wasco | Woodburn |
Albany Fire Museum
120 34th St. SE 97321 (541-967-4389)
History of fire suppression. By appointment only.
Albany Regional Museum
302 Ferry St. SW 97321 (541-967-6540)
Historic and cultural artifacts and changing displays important to the Linn County and Albany Area. Hours: Wed & Sat, 12-4pm. Summer hours: Wed-Sun, 12-4pm.
518 2nd Ave SW 97321 (541-928-0911)
Albany’s oldest frame building, built in 1849 by Albany’s founders, Walter and Thomas Monteith. Summer Hours: Wed-Sun, 12-4pm. Other times by appointment.
Pacific Northwest Museum of Natural History
1500 East Main 97520 (541-488-1084)
Realistic, interactive hands-on interpretations of the ecosystems found in the Pacific Northwest. Live animal shows daily! Hours: May-Oct, 9am-5pm; Nov-Apr 10am-4pm. Adults $6.50, children $4.50.
Schneider Museum of Art
Southern Oregon State College 97520 (541-552-6245)
Director: Greer Markle. The museum presents touring exhibitions & selections from its permanent collection, emphasizing twentieth century art. Hours: Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. $2 Donation.
Columbia River Maritime Museum
1792 Marine Dr 97103 (503-325-2323)
Oregon’s Official Maritime Museum. Exhibits display nautical heritage of the Columbia River and NW Coast. Hours: daily, 9:30am-5pm year round. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas.
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
E. of Rt 101, 5 mi. SE of Astoria (503-861-2471)
Replica of Lewis and Clark’s winter quarters; interpretive exhibits; library; gift shop. Hours: mid-June-Labor Day: daily 8am-6pm. Rest of year: daily 8am-5pm. Fees collected spring & summer; contact park for details.
Clatsop County Historical Society
Flavel House Museum. 8th & Duane 97103 (503-325-2203)
Hours: Open daily. Admission charged. Built in 1885, it is furnished in the Late Victorian style.
The Heritage Museum
16th & Exchange 97103 (503-325-2203)
Hours: Open daily. Admission charged. Regional Museum, old City Hall Bldg (1904).
Uppertown Firefighters Museum
30th & Marine Drive 97103 (503-325-2203)
Admission charged. Original Fire Station collection of firefighting equipment (1877-1963). Hours: Fri, Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm.
Old Aurora Colony Museum
2nd and Liberty 97002 (503-678-5754). Preserving the history of a German Christian Communal Society. Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun, 12-4pm. Closed Jan. Guided tours by appointment or Sat, 11am, 1pm and 3pm; Sun, 1pm and 3pm. Adults $3.50, seniors & AAA $3, children 6-18 $1.50.
National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Highway 86, Flagstaff Hill 97814, 5 mi east of I-84 (541-523-1843). Oregon Trail history exhibits, living history, theater, special exhibits, hiking trails. Hours: Apr 1-Oct 31, 9am-6pm daily; Nov 1-Mar 31, 9am-4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Oregon Trail Regional Museum.
Campbell & Grove 97814 (541-523-9308). Regional history; outstanding rocks, minerals, gemstones, cabochons. Hours: daily 9am-5pm. Closed in winter. Tours by appt. Suggested donations: adults $2, children $.50, families $5.
DesChutes Historical Center
Wall and Idaho (389-1813)
Historic Reid School. Exhibits: pioneer, logging, wagon roads, irrigation, education, technology, Native American, and special. Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-4:30pm.
The High Desert Museum
59800 S. Hwy 97 97702 (541-382-4754)
Living museum of cultural and natural history. Live animal presentations, changing exhibits galleries, historical dioramas. Hours: 9am-5pm every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, &New Year’s Day. Book &gift store and new cafe. Visitor information center. Admission charged.
Chetco Valley Historical Society Museum
15461 Museum Rd 97415 (541-469-6651)
Pioneer Museum housed in historic 1857 Blake House. Largest monterey cypress in the U.S. on museum grounds. Hours: mid-March-Oct, Thurs-Sun 12-4pm (closed Easter). Extended days and hours in summer. Adults $1, children 5-11 $.50.
Linn County Historical Museum
101 Park Ave 97327 (541-466-3390)
Features historical exhibits, gift shop and video theatre. Hours: Open daily. Mon-Sat 11am-4pm; Sun 1-5pm. Free.
Linn County Historical Moyer House
204 Main St 97327 (541-466-3390)
1881 Italianate house. Hours: Sat and Sun when volunteers are on duty. Voluntary donation.
626 Fir St 97522 (541-865-3333)
1890s Medco Caboose, ran lines between Medford and Butte Falls. Hours: Fri, 1-4pm; Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 1-4pm.
Canby Depot Museum
888 NE 4th Ave 97013, PO. Box 160 (503-266-9421)
Former Railroad Station on O &C Railroad, oldest left. Hours: Thurs-Sun 1-4pm. Closed Jan and Feb. Open other times by appointment. Voluntary donation.
Collier Memorial State Park Logging Museum
46000 Hwy 97, Chiloquin, Oregon 97624 – Phone: 541-783-2471
The park features a Historic Log Cabin exhibit, picnic areas, rest area and Gift Shop in addition to the logging museum.
Caples House Museum
1915 First St (503-397-5390)
Guided tour of 1870 home of pioneer physician, doll museum, meeting room. Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-2pm. Dec-Feb closed. Adults $2, children $.75.
Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin Museum
Champoeg State Park (503-633-2237)
Historic log cabin, artifacts from Oregon Trail and pioneer Oregon. Exhibits of pioneer life. Hours: Wed-Sun, 12-5pm; closed Dec-Jan. Adults $2, children $.75.
Robert Newell House Museum
8089 Champoeg Rd NE (503-678-5537)
Pioneer homestead with 1850-60 period furnishings. Original pioneer school house and jail. Hours: tourist season, Sat-Sun 1-5pm; or by appt. Adults $2, Children $.75.
Gilliam County Historical Society, Depot Museum
On Hwy 19, adjacent to Burns Park and Fairground 97823 (541-384-4233)
Restored and finished 1884 log cabin, 1910 school, 1900 Tonsorial Parlor, 1905 railroad department, & United Pacific caboose. Hours: May 1-Oct 31, Wed-Sun 1-5pm.
Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson (541-267-3901)
Cultural center of southwestern Oregon; collections include contemporary American prints and contemporary Northwest art, changing and permanent exhibitions. Hours: Wed-Fri 11am-5pm; Sat &Tues 1-4pm; closed Sun, Mon & holidays.
Benton County History Center
110 NW 3rd St 97330 (541-758-3350)
Local and regional historical exhibits, focusing on Benton County history. Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm.
Corvallis Arts Center/Linn-Benton Council For The Arts
700 SW Madison 97333 (541-754-1551)
Changing exhibits, gift gallery of fine crafts. Hours: Tues-Sun, 12-5pm.
Cottage Grove Museum
Birch and H Sts 97424 (541-942-3963)
Industrial, farm, mining, household tools. Bohemia Mines memorabilia. 19th century octagonal church, original stained glass. Hours: mid June through Labor Day, Wed-Sun 1-4pm; Sept-June, Sat and Sun 1-4pm.
Crater Lake National Park Visitor Center and Sinnott Memorial Overlook
Near Rt. 62 (541-594-2211)
History and natural history of Crater Lake. Hours: Rim Visitor Center, June-Labor Day, daily 10am-4pm; Sinnott Memorial Overlook, June-Labor Day, daily 10am-4pm. Free.
Applegate Pioneer Museum
(541-935-1836 or 935-2539). Hours: Second Sun of the month Mar-Nov, 1-4pm or year round by appointment. Donations welcome.
Polk County Museum
187 SW Court St 97338 (503-623-6251)
Pioneer, American Indian, logging, agriculture, Camp Adair displays, genealogy files. Hours: Sat, Mon. &Wed 1-4pm, or by appointment (503-623-2287). Donations accepted.
5705 Salem Dallas Hwy 97338, 6 miles west of Salem on Hwy 22 (503-623-2669)
Restored 1861 farmstead, furnished for the period of 1860-1920. Built for the Harrison-Brunk family, Oregon Trail pioneers of 1849. Hours: mid-Jun-Aug, 1-4pm, except Tues &Wed; or by appointment. Free. Donations accepted.
The Oregon Coast Sports Museum
110 NE Highway 101 97341 (541-765-2923)
Olympic memorabilia 1896-1996, pins, medals, posters, stamps, uniforms, porcelain, torches, books, and much more. Hours: by appointment. Adult $5, children 6-12 $3; group rates, students $3, accompanying adults $4. Free pin with admission.
Dufur Historical Society Living History Museum
(541) 467-2349 or 541-467-2205
Living history museum located in historic log cabin on Main Street in the Wasco County community of Dufur. Located in the historic Schreiber Log Cabin on Main Street, featuring pioneer living history exhibits, weaving, old photos, farm implements and more. Museum opens late May and operates noon to 4 p.m., Thursdays through Mondays. Information: (541) 467-2349.
Eagle Point Museum &Historical Society
301 N. Royal 97524 (541-826-4166)
Pioneer (1853) history and artifacts. Historic district between Antelope Covered Bridge and Butte Creek Mill. Hours: Sat &Sun 10am-4pm; more hours in summer. Free.
Chinese House Railroad Museum
20 S. Bonanza 97826 (541-576-8411)
Circa 1883 Chinese laborer bunkhouse. Features railroad artifacts from Echo area and Ft Henrietta archaeological site artifacts. Must check in at City Hall for admittance. Hours: May-Oct, Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm; Nov-Apr, Mon-Wed 1-4pm; or by appt. Donations.
Echo Historical Museum
230 W. Main St 97826. Hours: Sat &Sun, 1-5pm, or by appointment from Apr 15-Oct 15.
Lane County Historical Museum
740 West 13th Ave 97402 (541-687-4239)
Preserves &interprets history of Lane County from 1840s-1930s. Historic Vehicles, Oregon Trail Exhibition. Hours: Wed-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 12-4pm. Admission: $2.
Mount Pisgah Arboretum
38901 Frank Parrish Rd 97405 (541-747-3817)
More than 7 miles of all-weather trails lead visitors through 200 acres of diverse ecological habitats. Hours: dawn to dusk, year-round. Donations accepted.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
1430 Johnson Lane 97403, U of O Campus (541-346-3027)
Renowned Asian art collection. Photography, contemporary and Pacific NW art. Changing exhibitions. Gift shop. Hours: Wed-Sun 12-5pm. Free.
Oregon Air &Science Museum
90377 Boeing Dr 97402, south end of Eugene airport (541-461-1101)
Aircraft, aviation artifacts, flight suits, large scale and flying model display, armament, extensive gift shop. Group tours by reservation (541-345-7224). Hours: Thurs-Sun, 12-4pm. Admission: Adults $3, children 6-11 $1, prearranged group tours $1 per person.
University of Oregon Museum of Natural History
1680 E. 15th Ave 97403 (541-346-3024)
Specializing in Oregon natural history, exhibits feature anthropological, archaeological, and natural science topics. Museum store. Hours: Wed-Sun 12-5pm. Donation $1.
WISTEC (Willamette Science and Technology Center)
2300 Leo Harris Pkwy 97401, next to Autzen Stadium (541-484-9027)
Hands-on science museum for all ages. ASTC member. Info line: 541-484-9027. Science store. Hours: Wed-Sun, 12-6pm. Adults $3, seniors and children $2. Groups by appointment.
303 Willamette St 97401 (541-484-0808)
Built in 1888, this house is one of Lane County’s finest examples of Queen Anne Revival-style architecture. Tours: Sun &Tues, 1-4pm. Group tours by appt. Adults $3, children under 12 $1.
The Maude Kerns Art Center
1910 E. 15th Ave 97403 (541-345-1571)
Contemporary exhibits, educational programs, artists’ facilities, events including Art &the Vineyard 4th of July weekend. Hours: Mon, Fri, Sat, 9am-5pm; Tues, Wed, Thurs, 9am-7pm. Requested donation: individual $2, family $5.
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum
85294 Hwy 101 South 97439 (541-997-7884)
Pioneer & Indian exhibits. Research library. Hours: 10am-4pm; closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, December and Easter.
Pacific University Museum
Old College Hall, 2043 College Way 97116 (503-359-2915)
Exhibits relate to history of university, founded in 1849. Building (1850) on National Register. Tours. Hours: Tues-Fri, 1-4:30pm. Free.
Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum
General Delivery 97735 (541-576-2282)
A collection of homes and other buildings from the Homestead era, arranged in the form of a small village. Hours: Memorial Day weekend-Sept, Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm.
Washington &Main St 97830 (541-763-4481)
Artifacts relating to Fossil’s history. Hours: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, 10am-2pm, 7 days/week. Open by appointment the rest of the year.
Curry County Historical Society Museum
920 S Ellensburg 97444, on fairgrounds (541-247-6113). Indian baskets, historic photos and documents. Hours: June-Sept, Tues-Sat 12-4pm; Oct-May, Sat 12-4pm.
Grants Pass Museum of Art
Riverside Park, 304 SE Park St 97526 (541-479-3290)
Contact: Hatje Joswick. 4-6 week exhibits, variety of media, local, regional, and national artists. Two yearly membership shows. Hours: Tues-Sat, 12-4pm closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Rogue Community College: Wiseman Gallery
3345 Redwood Hwy 97527 (541-471-3500 ext. 224)
Contemporary art exhibits. Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm; Fri 8am-5pm; Sat 9am-4pm. Reduced hours during summer and college vacations.
Corner of 4th &H St 97527 (541-471-3525)
Contemporary art exhibits: Marcia Harvey, 100 Birds, Sept 26-Oct 19, 1996; Diadelos Muertes, Oct 24-Nov 16, 1996. Hours: Tues-Sat, 11:30am-5:30pm.
Gresham Pioneer Museum
410 N. Main Ave 97030 (503-661-0347)
Artifacts relating to Gresham’s history. Hours: Most days, 10am-5pm. Free. Gresham Pioneer Church. Main Street Park 97030 (503-661-0347). Historic 1884 church building under restoration. Opens 1997.
Eastern Oregon Museum
3rd &School 97833 (541-856-3233 or Haines City Hall 541-856-3366)
Like Grandma’s attic, large doll collection, 500 bells, outstanding display of household, farming, mining, and pioneer artifacts. Hours: daily 9am-5pm from April 15-Oct 15. Groups by appointment. Donations.
Pine Valley Community Museum
Regional memorabilia & artifacts. Hours: summers, Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm, or by appointment.
Fort Stevens State Park Historical Area and Museum
Artifacts, photos &exhibits depict military fort Civil War through WWII. Explore concrete gun batteries. Hours: winter, 10am-4pm, 5 days/week; summer, 10am-6pm daily.
Morrow County Museum
North Main 97836 (541-676-5524)
Artifacts & memorabilia from 1860 to the present. Hours: l-5pm daily except Thurs & Fri. Closed January. Donations accepted.
Hood River County Historical Museum
Port Marina Park (off 1-84 at exit 64) 97031 (541-386-6772)
Native American culture, pioneer history, lumbering, fruit-growing. Visiting exhibits. Hours: Apr-Oct, Wed-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 12-4pm. Free.
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM)
1615 Tucker Rd., Hood River, OR 97031
The Heritage Museum
112 S. 3rd 97351 (503-838-4989)
Former Baptist church,1888. Covered wagon, schoolroom, parlor, tools, photos, Native American artifacts. Hours: Wed-Sat 1-5pm; Thurs-Fri 1-4 pm, or by appointment. Donations accepted.
Southern Oregon Historical Society
Jacksonville Museum of Southern Oregon History
206 N 5th 97530 (541-773-6536)
Exhibits on collecting American Indian objects, pioneer pottery, the history of Jacksonville, and photographer Peter Britt. Winter hours: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun &Tues 12-5pm; closed Monday. Summer hours: daily 10am-5pm. Admission charged.
206 N 5th 97530
Provides youngsters of all ages with a look and touch view of pioneer period with hands-on exhibits. Hours: same hours as Jacksonville Museum (above). Admission charged. Beekman Bank. 101 W California 97530. Turn-of-the-century bank &Wells Fargo agent office. Hours: daily 9am-4:30pm, Memorial Day through Sept. No charge.
470 E California 97530
Living history actors portray pioneer banker’s family and employees. Hours: 1-5pm daily Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission charged.
210 N 4th 97530
Furnished with antiques from the 19th Century. View interior from front &side porches.
Kam Wah Chung Co. Museum
NW Canton/City Park 97845 (541-575-0028)
Original building and contents, 1887 Chinese store and herbal doctor. Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm, l-5pm; Sat &Sun,1-5pm. Admission: Adult $2., senior $1.50, youth 13-18 $1, children 12 & under $.50.
Wallowa County Museum
Main Street, PO Box 430 97846 (541-426-3811 or 541-432-9482)
Nez Perce Indian and historical artifacts. Hours: Memorial Day weekend to third week Sept, 10am-5pm.
Lee House-Junction City Historical Museum
655 Holly St 99448 (541-998-6154)
Pioneer wagon trains to Scandinavian immigrants. Hours: last Sun of each month, 2-5pm. Scandinavian Festival (Aug), 12-8pm. Free.
Sunday thru Saturday – 10 AM to 5 PM, Sunday – 1:30 PM to 5 PM, May 15 thru September 15, Rest of the year by appointment, Museum Phone (541) 592-5252, Closed Season Appointments (541) 474-5285
31 Main St 97601.
1906 four-story brick, exhibits detail early Klamath history. Hours: June-Sept, 10am-4pm.
Klamath County Museum
1451 Main St 97601
Anthropology, history, geology and wildlife of the Klamath Basin. Hours: winter, Mon-Sat 8am-4:30pm; summer, 9am-5:30pm
Lake County Museum
118 South G St 97630 (541-947-2220)
Historical and Indian displays. Hours: May-Oct, Mon-Sat 9am-4:30pm. Closed Nov-Jan. Feb-Apr, Wed-Fri 10am-4pm. Adults $2, children under 12 free. Schminck Memorial Museum. 128 South E St (541-947-3134). Period home with glassware, china, books, tools, tack, toys, dolls &more. Hours: Tues-Sat 1-5pm; closed Dec-Jan. Adults $2.
North Lincoln County Historical Museum
4907 SW Hwy 101 97367 (541-996-6614)
1940s community fire hall building. Area history, late 1800s to present. Lincoln collection. Gift shop. Hours: Wed-Sun 12-4pm; Mon &Tues by appointment. Free.
Jefferson County Historical Society and Museum
34 SE D St 97741 (541-475-3808)
Pioneer artifacts reflect early county sheep ranching, transportation, dry-land farming, and 7 wars, historic courthouse (1917). Hours: June-Sept, Tues-Fri, 1-5pm. Free.
Southern Oregon Historical Society / Southern Oregon History Center
106 N. Central Ave 97502 (541-773-6536)
Permanent and changing exhibitions of local ®ional history. Southern Oregon Historical Society administrative offices, research library, History Store gift and book shop. Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 12-5pm. No charge. Research library: Tues-Sat 1-5pm.
Canyon Life Museum
143 Wall St., Turn south from Hwy 22 at Mill City, then left just before crossing the bridge. Canyon Life Museum provides its visitors with an opportunity to learn something about life in the North Santiam Canyon of Oregon during the past hundred years.
1403 Chestnut 97862 (503-938-4636 or 503-938-3480)
Restored turn-of-the century farmhouse, many original furnishings. Farm buildings. Flower, herb and vegetable gardens. Festival, first Sat in Oct. Hours: Apr-Dec, Thurs-Sat 11am-4pm; Sun 1-4pm. Group tours by appointment.
3737 SE Adams 97222 (503-659-5780 or 503-659-5267)
1872 horse-drawn streetcar, local artifacts, pictures, local research material. Hours: Sat &Sun 11am-3pm. Weekdays by appointment. Free.
Molalla Museums, Historic Dibble and Vonderahe Houses
616 S Molalla 97038 (503-266-5571)
Pioneer and Molalla Indian artifacts, farm machinery, handmade tools, local history library. Open Quilt Show Mother’s Day Weekend, July 4th, Apple Festival 2nd Sat in Oct. Hours: Sat 1-3pm. Tours by appointment.
Paul Jensen Arctic Museum
590 Church Street, Western Oregon State College (541-838-8468)
Over 3,000 cultural items of the people living above N Latitude 66 degrees. Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm.
Sherman County Historical Museum
The national award-winning Sherman County Historical Museum offers wonderfully designed interpretive and hands-on exhibits: wheat farming, Oregon Trail, Native American, patriotism.
Hours: May-Oct, open daily 10am-5pm. Adults $2, students $1, children under 6 free.
Coos County Logging Museum
705 Maple St 97458 (541-572-3153)
Tools, artifacts and photographs of logging industry dating from late 1800s to 1950s. Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day, 10 am-4pm daily. Also by appointment all year. Donations accepted.
115 S River St. (503-538-6629)
A restored 1881 home; boyhood home of Herbert Hoover. Hours: March-Nov, Wed-Sun 1-4pm; Feb &Dec, weekends only. Closed Jan &holidays. Group tours by appt. Adults $2, seniors &students $1.50, children under 12 $.50.
Lincoln County Historical Society Museums
545 SW 9th 97365 (541-265-7509)
Log cabin &1895 Victorian house. Native American, maritime and coastal settlement history. Research library. Hours: June-Sept, Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm; Oct-May, Tues-Sun, 11am-4pm. Donation.
Oregon Coast Aquarium
2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd 97365 (541-867-3474)
Showcases the marine mammals, seabirds, fish, invertebrates, plants and habitats native to the Oregon coast. Summer Hours: Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day, 9am-6pm. Winter Hours: 10am-5pm, closed December 25. Adults $8, seniors (65+) $7, youth (4-13) $4, children under 3 free.
Coos County Historical Society Museum
1220 Sherman 97459 (541-756-6320)
History of Coos Co. &SW Oregon. Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm; summer, Mon 10am-4pm. Adults $1 children $.25.
130 Locust St 97479 (541-459-3087)
Displays of tools, clothing, toys, dolls, lots more. Hours: daily, 1-4:30pm, excluding holidays.
Oakridge-Westfir Pioneer Museum
76433 Pine St 97463 (541-782-2402 or 541-782-3904)
Historical artifacts of the upper Willamette. Hours: 1-4pm every Sat and by appointment.
Western Treasure Valley Cultural Center
317 SW 4th Ave 97914 (541-889-8191)
Periodic temporary exhibits in office and at various other sites. Permanent facility opens spring 1997. Free.
Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum
676 S.W. 5th Ave. – Ontario, Oregon 97914
Tel: (541)889-8191 Fax: (541)889-7628 | 1-888-211-1222
Conference Center and Convention facility, Performing Arts Theater, Museum Exhibits, Japanese Garden and gift shop.
Adjacent to McLoughlin House (see below) 97045
Office/gift shop. Home of Dr. Forbes Barclay.
McLoughlin House National Historic Site
713 Center 97045 (503-656-5146)
Home of the Father of Oregon, with many original furnishings. Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 1-4pm; closed Mon, holidays, Jan.
Rose Farm, William Holmes House
Holmes Lane 97219
Meeting place of 1st Oregon Territorial Legislature. Site of 1st speech given by 1st territorial Governor, Joseph Lane. Hours: Mar-Nov, Sun, 1-4pm.
Clackamas County Historical Society / Clackamas County History Museum
211 Tumwater Dr 97045 (503-655-5574)
Exhibits of Clackamas County History, Research Library and Photograph Archives. Hours: year round, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun and Holidays 1-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s and Mon in Jan. Group tours by reservation.
Stevens Crawford Museum
603 Sixth St 97045 (503-655-2866)
1908 Classical Foursquare style house and period furniture. Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun 1-4pm. Closed Mondays, all legal holidays, and the month of January. Group tours by reservation.
Baseline &Clear Creek Rds (541-352-6808)
Outstanding geological specimens of Pacific Northwest, local history, Indian artifacts, memorabilia of early local settlers. Mt. Hood Excursion R.R. terminates at museum. Hours: April 1-Oct 31, Tues-Sun 11am-6pm. Adults $1, children $.50, under 6 free.
Umatilla County Historical Society Museum
108 SW Frazer 97801 (541-276-0012)
Refurbished 1909 railroad depot houses collection of Umatilla County artifacts, memorabilia, and photographs. Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm.
Benton County Historical Museum
1101 Main St 97370 (541- 929-6230)
Historical exhibits, contemporary art exhibits, and research library. Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-4:30pm. Library by appt.
American Advertising Museum
524 NE Grand Ave, in the Metro Regional Services Building (503-226-0000)
The Museum’s 1995-1996 calendar will showcase the following exhibits: May-Jun “World AIDS Posters;” July-Nov “Advertising Comes of Age;” Dec 95-Apr 96 “Dream Girls: Images of Women in Advertising.” Hours: Wed-Sun 11am-5pm. Adults $3, children (6-12) and seniors $1.50. Special rates for group tours and museum rental.
4015 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR (503-823-2227)
Hands-on fun: explore American Indian cultures, make a treasure in Clayshop, operate in our medical center, or play in a kid-sized grocery! Admission: $3.50 for everyone over age 1. Hours: daily 9am-5pm.
Oregon Zoo/Lilah Callen Holden Elephant Museum
4001 SW Canyon Rd 97221 (503-226-1561)
A unique museum dedicated to the long and rich connection between elephants and people. Hours: open daily at 9:30am, except Christmas.
Oregon Maritime Center &Museum
113 SW Front Ave (503-224-7724)
Ship models, navigation instruments, marine artifacts, ship-yard room. Steam Sternwheeler Portland floating exhibit at seawall opposite museum. Museum store. Hours: summer, Wed-Sun, 11am-4pm; winter, Fri-Sun, 11am-4pm.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
1945 SE Water Ave (503-797-4000)
Hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, an OMNIMAX Theater, laser light and planetarium shows for all ages, U.S.S. Blueback submarine tours. Hours: open daily from 9:30am; closed Christmas day. Admission charged.
Portland Art Museum
1219 S.W. Park, at Jefferson (503-226-2811)
Collections spanning 35 centuries: Native American, Asian, European, contemporary, more; Film Center; Print center; Shop; Rental/Sales gallery. Handicapped access. Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. Adults $5, seniors $3.50, students $2.50, children under 5 free; Seniors free on Thurs. Free to public 4-9pm First Thursday.
3229 NW Pittock Dr 97210 (503-823-3624)
Rediscover your past! Historic 1914 mansion features old world craftsmanship, splendid architecture, beautiful natural setting. Hours: daily 12-4pm year-round. Contact Mary Weber for tour info.
Portland Police Museum
1111 SW 2nd 97204, in the Justice Center building (503-823-0019)
History of the Portland police department. Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm. Free.
Washington County Museum
17677 NW Springville Rd 97229, off NW 185th, north Hwy 26 (503-645-5353)
Historical museum, changing exhibits, research library, educational programs, tours, Annual Draft Horse Plowing Exhibition every May, Trappers and Traders Day every Sept. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-4:30pm. Closed holidays. Adults $1, youth $.50.
World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Rd 97221 (503-228-1367)
Explore fascinating exhibits on tropical rainforests and old growth forests in a beautiful wood building. Hours: daily 10am-5pm.
Oregon Historical Society: Oregon History Center
1200 SW Park 97205 (503-222-1741)
Permanent and changing exhibitions, educational programs, regional research library, publisher, museum store. Museum hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm &Sun, 12-5pm; Library hours: Wed-Sat, 11:30-4:45pm. Adults $4.50, students $1.50, families $10, members and children under 6 free.
Bybee House &Howell Territorial Park
Restored homestead, agricultural museum, pioneer orchard. Open weekends June-Labor Day, Donation requested. Call 503-222-1741 for info.
Crook County Historical Society, Bowman Museum
246 N Main St 97754 (541-447-3715). Artifacts, photographs, &documentary sources of local history. Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 11am-4pm. Gifts & souvenirs. Closed Jan, Feb, holidays.
1st &Oak 97537 (541-582-3088)
Local historical artifacts. Hours: June-Aug, Tues-Sun 10am-4pm. Sept-May, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm. Closed holidays.
Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History
97470 Interstate 5, exit 123 (541-957-7007)
An adventure of the history and natural beauty of Douglas County, Oregon. Hours: daily 9am-5pm. Adults $3.50, children $1.
544 SE Douglas in downtown Roseburg 97470 (541-459-1393)
1860s historic house associated with General Joseph Lane. Hours: Sat &Sun 1-4pm. Maintained by the Douglas County Historical Society. Group tours by appointment. Donations accepted.
Robert Newell House Museum
8089 Champoeg Rd. NE (503-678-5537)
Pioneer homestead with 1850-60 period furnishings. Original pioneer school house and jail. Hours: Tourist season Sat-Sun 1-5pm; or by appointment. Adults $2.00, children $.75.
Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin Museum
Champoeg State Park (503-633-2237)
Historic log cabin, artifacts from Oregon Trail and Pioneer Oregon. Exhibits of pioneer life. Hours: Wed-Sun 12-5pm; closed Dec-Jan. Adults $1.50, children $.75.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University
This museum, the third largest art museum in the state, features especially strong collections of Pacific Northwest paintings and prints and Native American basketry.
700 State Street, Salem, 503-370-6855,
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Historic Deepwood Estate
1116 Mission Street SE 97302 (503-363-1825)
1894 Queen Anne house with stained glass windows and formal gardens. Hours: May-Sept, Sun-Fri 12-4:30pm. Rest of year, Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri 1-4pm. Closed Sat for weddings.
Marion County Historical Society Museum
260 12th St SE 97301, at the NW corner of Mission Mill Village (503-364-2128)
Kalapuyan and historic exhibits; research library. Hours: Tues-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm. Adults $1, seniors &children $.50.
Bush House Museum
600 Mission St SE 97302 (503-363-4714)
1878 Victorian mansion with original furnishings. Hours: Oct-Apr, Tues-Sun 2-5pm; May-Sept, Tues-Sun 12-5pm.
Mission Mill Museum
1313 Mill St SE 97301, I-5 exit 253, west on Mission St, follow visitor information signs (503-585-7012)
Woolen mill museum with working turbine &loom, Methodist mission houses, shops, cafe. Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-4:30pm. Admission.
Sandy Historical Museum
U.S. 26, City Hall Bldg, 39260 Pioneer Blvd 97055 (503-668-4006)
On Oregon Trail, Sandy area history books, artifacts, many pictures, early 1900’s surrey. Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Free.
570 Necanicum 97138 (503-738-7065)
Seaside history, Oregon’s first seaside resort. Early tourism history, restored beach cottage, Clatsop Indian artifacts. Hours: daily 10:30am-4:30pm. Groups by appointment.
Classic auto and wagon collection located in the historic city of Shaniko in southern Wasco County, once the world’s largest inland wool shipping center. Shaniko itself has many historic buildings, including a restored hotel, city hall and jail, schoolhouse, wooden water tower, and surviving portions of the original business district, including old boardwalks. Shaniko is located 57 miles south of Biggs Junction on Highway 97, a few miles north of its junction with Highway 197.
Silverton Country Museum
428 S Water St 97381 (503-873-4766)
The building is a 1908 home. Photographs and artifacts of Silverton Area farming and logging. Hours: Thurs 1-4pm; Sun 1-4pm. Adults $1, children $.50.
Spray Pioneer Museum
On Hwy 19, 97874
Renovated 1912 church museum. Hours: May-Oct, weekends and by appt. Donations.
590 Main St 97477 (541-726-2300)
Located in a restored power transformer station. Historic Springfield Interpretive Center. Changing exhibits. Museum store. Hours: Wed-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 12-4pm.
Intersection of South Second and Dorris Sts 97477 (541-726-4325)
Living history farm includes operating filbert orchard, river-front forest, historic structures, year-round tours and programs. Hours: Mon-Sun, 8am-5pm. Free.
Santiam Historical Museum
260 N Second Ave 97383 (503- 769-1406)
1928 women’s clubhouse houses Santiam Valley artifacts, pictures, medical equipment, tools, lanterns and more. Hours: Sat &Sun 1-4pm, or by appointment. Free. Donations accepted.
East Linn Museum
746 Long St 97386 (541-367-4580)
Linn County artifacts. Pictures. Documents from 1850-1940. Emphasis on logging and mining items and household furnishings. Hours: Sept-Apr, Thurs-Sat 11am-4pm; Sun 1-4pm. May-Aug, Tues-Sat 11am-4pm; Sun 1-4pm.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Wasco County Museum
The Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon 97058, USA, Phone 541 296-8600 – Fax 541 298-8660, Open Daily 10 – 6
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is the official interpretive center for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. This 26,100 square-foot exhibit wing holds interactive displays which bring to life the tremendous volcanic upheavals and raging floods that created the Gorge, theories of why the Ice Age occured, and a closer look at the mighty river which sculpted patterns for a unique and spectacular diversity of vegetation, wildlife, and ancient ways of life.
The Wasco County Historical Museum is a 17,200 square-foot exhibit wing which tells the stories of the people of Wasco County past and present. Once the largest county in the nation, Wasco County began in what is now western Montana and was the home, place of work, and gateway to the interior of western North America.
Fort Dalles Museum (Original Surgeon’s Quarters at Fort Dalles, 1857)
15th &Garrison (541-296-4547)
Take a tour of our unique collection of pioneer and military artifacts and antique wagons at one of the old west’s most pivotal places in history. You will enjoy viewing our exhibits and walking on the grounds of this military fort built during the 1800s. Carpenter Gothic Architecture, pioneer memorabilia, collection of horse drawn vehicles.
Anderson Farmhouse National Landmark also on site. The Anderson Homestead is located just across the street from the Fort Dalles Museum Surgeon’s Quarters. Tours are provided by the staff of Fort Dalles Museum. You may tour the Anderson Homestead with a paid admission to Fort Dalles Museum.. Winter Hours: Mon, Thurs, Fri 1-4pm, Sat &Sun 10am-4pm; closed Tues &Wed. Summer Hours: Mar-Oct, daily 9:30am-5pm.
St Peter’s Landmark
3rd &Lincoln 97058 (541-296-5686). 1898 Gothic Revival Church, Carrara marble, Povey stained glass, six foot rooster on Gorge’s highest spire. Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-3pm, Sat &Sun 1-3pm; closed Monday &holidays. Donations accepted.
Original Wasco Co. Courthouse, 1859
406 W. 2nd 97058 (503-296-4798)
Slide shows, tapes. Gift Shop. Hours: Apr, May, Sept, 11am-3pm; Jun-Aug 10am-4pm. Free.
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum
2106 2nd St 97141 (503- 842-4553)
Natural history and historical museum. Logging, gun, Indian, military exhibits, doll, clock, mineral &rock collections plus much more. Hours: weekdays 8am-5pm; Sun 12-5pm; closed Mon, Oct 1-March 15. Open all holidays except Thanksgiving &Christmas. Tillamook Naval Air Station Museum. 6030 Hangar Rd 97141 (503-842-1130). WWII blimp hangar and finest collection of WWII flying aircraft in NW. Summer hours: daily, May-Oct, 9am-6pm. Winter hours: daily, Nov-Apr, 10am-5pm. Adults $5, children (6-12) $2.50, children under 6 free. Group rates available.
Toledo Historical Museum
City Hall on Main St 97391 (541- 336-2247)
Founded in 1984, the museum collection consists of early sawmill, logging and railroad memorabilia. Hours: weekdays, 8am-5pm and on weekends by appointment. Free.
726 E Hist Columbia River Hwy 97060
1900 farmhouse with local artifacts. Hours: June-Oct, Wed-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 1-4pm. Winter, Sat-Sun 1-4pm. Admission $1.
Troutdale Rail Depot
473 E Hist Columbia River Hwy 97060 (503-665-0423)
1907 depot with railroad artifacts. Hours: June-Oct, Sat & Sun 1-4pm. Free.
Umatilla Museum and Historical Foundation
1530 Sixth St 97882 (541-922-2774)
Founded in 1992, the collection consists of artifacts and photos relating to Umatilla’s history. Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm. Donations accepted.
Union County Museum
333 S. Main 97883 (541-562-6003)
Natural and social history of unique mountain valley region. Rotating exhibits. Tourist assistance. Hours: May 1-Nov 1, Mon-Sat 11am-4pm; Sunday and off-season tours by appointment. Adults $2, under 18 free.
Columbia County Historical Society Museum
511 E Bridge 97064 (503-429-3713)
Old Oregon-American lumber mill office; logging, pioneer history, rocks and minerals, Indian artifacts, etc. Hours: Oct-May, Fri-Sun 12-4pm; June-Sept, Thurs-Sun 12-4pm. Appointments &groups welcomed. Free.
The Museum at Warm Springs
2189 Hwy 26 97761 (541-553-3331)
Hours: daily 10am-5pm, except Christmas, Thanksgiving &New Year’s Day.
Located in sunny Central Oregon on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. The mission of the Museum is to preserve, advance and share the knowledge of the cultural, traditional and artistic heritage of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The Museum achieves this through educational exhibitions and programs that raise and inspire awareness of The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and other indigenous tribes.
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 1pm to 4pm from April 15 to October 15 and by appointment–call 541-442-5079The depot complex sits in the center of Wasco and houses the Wasco Railroad and City History Center. Volunteers have worked to maintain this wonderful old depot. Grants from the Sherman County Cultural Trust have helped make many of the improvements possible. Inside the depot are many photos of Wasco and the railroad in the “old days.” The city of Roseville, CA recently donated a large 12 ft. by 28 ft. “N” gauge model train layout complete with towns, farms, mountains, canyons, etc. It arrived in 10 large crates, and volunteers are being recruited to get this exhibit up and running, hopefully with the help of a model railroad club.
355 N Settlemier Ave 97071 (503-982-1897)
1892 home of the Victorian upper middle class. Registered National historic site. Hours: first Sunday of month, 1-4pm and by appointment; closed Jan &Feb.