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Oregon Museums

Oregon has an abundance of history and you can learn about it at one of the many museums throughout the state.  A visit to these museums and historical societies will allow you to soak up some local history and culture while you are there.  Visit a historical museum and gain insight into the history of your Oregon ancestors and the way they lived.  Learn about our Native Americans, the pioneers who arrived by wagon trains, the railroads, the lumber industry and more

 

Agness

 

Agness- Lllahe Museum
34470 Agenes Lllahe Road, Agness, OR 97406, phone: 541-247-2014

 

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Albany

Albany Fire Museum
120 34th St. SE, Albany, Oregon, phone: 541-967-4389 (By appointment only.)

Albany Regional Museum
136 Lyon St. SW, Albany, Oregon, phone: (541) 967-7122

Monteith House Museum
518 Second Ave SW, Albany, phone: (541) 967-8699

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Ashland

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum
1500 E. Main St./PO Box 1177, Ashland, OR 97520, phone: (541) 482-6767, email: christy@scienceworksmuseum.org -- Amaze yourself with state-of-the-art interactive science exhibits, Science Live! Performances, and hands-on activities. This museum offers a dynamic atmosphere, great for explorers of all ages with frequently changing attractions. Current hours available by calling or on our web site.

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Astoria

Columbia River Maritime Museum
1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, Oregon 97103, phone: 503-325-2323
The Columbia River Maritime Museum celebrated its 40th anniversary and $6 million remodeling and expansion on May 11, 2002. The Museum renovation began in October 2000 and increased exhibit space to 44,200 square feet. The new space houses interactive exhibits that combine history with cutting-edge technology and numerous Museum acquisitions. Visitors of all ages will experience what it is like to pilot a tugboat, participate in a Coast Guard rescue on the Columbia River Bar, and live in Astoria during the height of salmon fishing. Huge windows make the Columbia River a living backdrop for exhibits that are interactive and touchable, many accompanied by interviews with people involved in the events depicted.

Dodge Beeston Collection
1184 Commercial St., Astoria, Oregon 97103, phone: 503-325-6028

Firefighters Museum
2986 Marine Dr.
, Astoria, Oregon 97103, phone: 503-325-0920

Flavel House Museum
441 8th St
, Astoria, Oregon 97103, phone: 503-325-2563
You can step back in time with a visit to the elegant Astoria home built in 1885 by Captain George Flavel, Columbia River bar pilot and the area's first millionaire. A magnificent example of Queen Anne style architecture with period furnishings and artwork, the Flavel House rests on park-like grounds covering an entire city block.

The Children's Museum
475 11th St, Astoria, Oregon 97103, phone: 503-325-8669
On the second floor of the Firefighters Museum building, the Astoria Children's Museum provides creative fun for area youngsters. The Children's Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11-2.

The Clatsop County Heritage Museum
1618 Exchange St
, Astoria, Oregon 97103, phone: 503-325-8395
The Clatsop County Heritage Museum occupies a beautiful, neo-classic building, built in 1904 as the Astoria, Oregon City Hall. Displays feature natural history, Native American artifacts, early immigrants and settlers of the area, important maritime events and art history. The history of logging, lumbering, and fishing along the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean is also presented.

Uptown Firefighters Museum
The Uppertown Firefighters Museum houses an extensive collection of fire fighting equipment and memorabilia dating as far back as the 1880's. There are hand-pulled, horse-drawn and motorized fire engines and vivid photographic displays of some of Astoria's most spectacular fires.

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Aurora

Old Aurora Colony Museum
2nd & Liberty, Aurora, Oregon, phone: 503-678-5754, email: info@auroracolonymuseum.com
The centerpiece of Oregon's First National Historic District.  Our mission: To promote an understanding of the Aurora Colony by providing educational programs about colony life and times and collecting, preserving and exhibiting colony artifacts.

Ox Barn Museum  
212 2nd, Aurora, OR, 97002, phone: (503) 678-5754

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Baker City

National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Hwy 86, Flagstaff Hill, 5 mi. east of 1-84, Baker City, Oregon, phone: 541-523-1843
Living history is used to literally bring to life aspects of the Trail experience. Presenters create factual and emotional perspectives of the era by using historically accurate words, music, songs, costuming, and props. In addition to an outdoor pioneer wagon encampment and a mining site, the 150 seat Leo Adler theater provides a "front row seat" to live history as the site of living history presentations and other educational programs. An outdoor trail system provides four miles of hiking to see scenic vistas of the Blue Mountains, the Wallowa Mountains, and the Baker Valley and Virtue Flat, where the original route of the Oregon Trail can be clearly seen from atop Flagstaff Hill. Visitors may take one of the hiking trails down to the Oregon Trail, and walk in the actual ruts made by the pioneers. Special exhibits in the Flagstaff Gallery provide extra focus on topics related to the six themes of the Center.

Oregon Trail Regional Museum 
2480 Grove, Baker City, OR 97814, Phone: (541) 523-9308

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Bandon

Coquille River Museum
270 Fillmore & Hwy 101, Bandon Oregon, phone: 541-347-2164

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Bend

High Desert Museum
59800 South Highway 97, Bend, OR 97702-7963, phone: 541-382-4754, email: info@highdesertmuseum.org
The High Desert Museum engages visitors in the people, plants, and animals of the arid Intermountain West, also known as the High Desert. It includes nearly 53,000 square feet of exhibits and amenities in the main building, while paved outdoor trails wind through acres of exhibits and animal habitats. Live animal interpretations and living history demonstrations are presented regularly.

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Brookings

Chetco Valley Historical Museum
Brookings-Harbor, OR, phone: (541) 469-6551
Pioneer Musuem housed in the historic Blake House built in 1857. The largest monterey cypress in the United States is located on the museum grounds.

Curry County Historical Museum
Brookings-Harbor, OR, phone: (541) 247-6113

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Brooks

Northwest Vintage Car and Motorcycle Museum
Western Antique Powerland in Brooks, OR, I-5 exit 263, 8 miles north of Salem

The mission of the museum is to promote the life-long education of our community, by interpreting the heritage, history, and evolution of automobiles and motorcycles over twenty-five years old. Appropriate activities generate interest, fund raising, and a sense of fun and camaraderie among the members and visitors.

 

Oregon Electric Railway Museum
3995 Brooklake Road NE, Brooks, Oregon
The Oregon Electric Railway Museum is owned and operated by the Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society. The Museum is run by volunteers of the Society. In the museum's collection there are a variety of trolleys and traction equipment.

Pacific Northwest Truck Museum
Antique Powerland, I-5 Exit #263, Brooks, Oregon

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Brownsville

Linn County Historical Moyer House
204 Main St., Brownsville, Oregon, phone: 541-466-3390

Linn County Historical Museum
101 Park Ave., Brownsville, Oregon, phone: 541-466-3390

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Burns

Harney County Historical Museum
18 West "D" Stree, Burns, OR  97720, phone: (541) 573-5618, email: HCHS@burnsmuseum.com
If you plan to be in Burns, Oregon (located in Harney County) any time soon, you won't want to miss visiting our wonderful museum and gift shop!  Many cases in the museum were donated and filled with artifacts from pioneer families of Harney County.

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Butte Falls

Bill Edmondson Memorial Museum
432 Pine St., Butte Falls, Oregon, phone: 541-865-3332

Railroad Museum
626 First, Butte Falls, Oregon, phone: 541-865-3333

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Canyon City

Grant County Historical Museum
Highway 395, Canyon City, Oregon, phone: 541-575-0362

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Central Point

Crater Rock Museum
2002 Scenic Ave., Central Point, Oregon, phone: 541-664-6081

Hanley Farm (by appointment only)
1053 Hanley Rd., Central Point, Oregon, phone: 541-773-2675

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Clackamas

Oregon Military Museum
Camp Withycombe, Clackamas, Oregon, phone: 503-557-5359

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Columbia City

Caples House Museum
191 5 First St., Columbia City, Oregon, phone: 503-397-5390

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Condon

Gilliam County Historical Society Depot Museum
On Hwy 19, adjacent to Burns Park and Fairground, Condon, Oregon, phone:541-384-4233

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Coos Bay

Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420-1610, phone: 541-267-3901, email: mjkoreiva@coosart.org

Coos County Historical Society Museum
Semi-permanent and changing exhibits explore the area's cultural heritage. They include Native American, a formal ca.1900 parlor, pioneer kitchen, agriculture, and industry such as logging, shipping and mining.

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Corbett

Vista House
40700 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, OR 97019, phone: 503-695-2230, email: friends@vistahouse.com -- Vista House is located on the western end of the Historic Columbia River Highway at Crown Point State Park.  It is operated by The Friends of Vista House, in cooperation with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department since 1982.  Vista House was built in 1916-1918 as a memorial to Oregon pioneers and as a comfort station for those traveling on the Historic Columbia River Highway.  The octagonal stone structure towers 733 feet above the Columbia River, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in the National Geographic Society’s 2001 “Save America’s Treasures” book.

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Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove Museum
Birch and H Sts., Cottage Grove, Oregon, phone: 541-942-3963
The museum's focus is on industrial, farm, mining, and household tools. Bohemia Mines memorabilia is also on display. The museum features a 19th century octagonal church with its original stained glass windows.

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Creswell

Creswell Historical Museum
55 N 5th St., Creswell, Oregon, phone: 541-895-5161

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Dallas

Brunk House
5705 Salem Dallas Hwy, 6 miles west of Salem on Hwy 22, Dallas, Oregon, phone: 503-838-1807

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Eagle Point

Eagle Point Museum
301 N Royal, Eagle Point, Oregon, phone: 541-826-4166

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Echo

Chinese House Railroad Museum
210 W Main, Echo, Oregon, phone: 541-376-8411

Echo Historical Museum
Box 205, Main St, Echo, Oregon, phone: 541-376-8150

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Eugene

Lane County Historical Museum
740 West 13th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97402, phone: (541) 682-4239, email: lchm@efn.org
The Lane County Historical Museum was created to collect, preserve and interpret Lane County's rich heritage. It is the only county-wide historical museum in Lane County. Lane County was a destination point for emigrants crossing the Oregon Trail in the mid-1800s. The museum houses collections of national and local significance dating from the 1840s to the present.

Museum of Natural History
1680 East 15th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, phone: 541-346-3024

Oregon Air And Space Museum
90377 Boeing Dr, Eugene, Oregon, phone: 541-461-1101

Oregon State Museum of Anthropology
1680 East 15th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, phone: 541-346-5120

Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House
303 Willamette Street, Eugene, Or 97401, email: director@smjhouse.org --
The Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House has been a landmark in Eugene for more than a century. Although many changes have been made over the years, the house - with its carved and turned exterior wood work, polygonal tower, ornate open porches, and large bay windows - remains Eugene's most elaborate example of Late Victorian Queen Anne Revival style architecture.

The Conger Street Clock Museum
730 Conger Street, Eugene, Or 97402, phone: 541-344-6359
The Conger Street Clock Museum is a walk back in time as you look at one of the 20 window exhibits featuring memories of the past.
Hand made cars, tractors, trains and clocks are just a few of the things you will see. Visit the communications room, see the camera collection
and the minature pedal car collection.

University of Oregon Museum of Natural History
1680 E 15th Ave., Eugene, Oregon 97401, phone: 541-346-3024
The University of Oregon Museum of Natural History unfolds mysteries about Oregon’s natural sciences and human cultures. Through changing exhibitions, educational programs, family events, and informative tours the museum offers visitors a comprehensive story of Oregon’s past and present. In recent years the driving force behind the research, exhibits, and collections at the Museum has been the study of archaeology, the scientific exploration of the life and culture of early peoples.

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Florence

Siuslaw Pioneer Museum
85294 Hwy 101, Florence, Oregon, phone:
541-997-7884
The Siuslaw Pioneer Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and display of historical artifacts and photographs specific to this area. We are organized and operated exclusively by dedicated volunteers as a non-profit community educational facility.

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Fort Rock

Fort Rock Homestead Museum

64680 Fort Rock Road

Fort Rock, OR  97735

Phone (541) 576-2251

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Fossil

Fossil Museum
Washington & Main St., Fossil, Oregon, phone: 541-763-4481

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Garibaldi

Garibaldi Museum
112 Garibaldi Ave, Garibaldi, Oregon  97118, phone: (503) 322-8411
The Garibaldi Museum is chartered to enhance the maritime heritage of the Pacific Northwest by collecting information concerning Captain Robert Gray and Captain Robert Gray's historical vessels, the Lady Washington and the Columbia Redivivia.

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Gold Beach

Curry County Historical Society Museum
920 S Ellensburg, Gold Beach, Oregon, phone: 541-247-6113

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Grants Pass

Grants Pass Museum of Art
229 SW 'G' St., Grants Pass, Oregon, phone: 541-479-3290
Visit the Grants Pass Museum of Art, the city's primary resource for exhibitions and collections of fine art for more than 24 years. Located in the heart of the historic old town, our galleries offer opportunities for learning, introspection and connection with cultures from around the world. Please browse our site, and when in town, come visit the museum.

Josephine County Historical Society Museum
508 SW Fifth St., Grants Pass, Oregon, phone: 541-479-7827
In May of 1960, the Josephine County Historical Society became a non-profit organization to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret local history. The Society moved it's library collection in 1972 from Kerbyville to a temporary space in Grants Pass until 1982 when the house gifted by Anna and Flora Schmidt became the society's headquarters, research library, and house museum. In 1997, the Research Library was settled into a relocated house donated by the Ken Roberts Company and renovated with generous help from the community. Both facilities are situated on Southwest 5th Street; the House Museum is on the corner of 5th and "J" Streets and the Research Library is next door on the corner of 5th and "K" Streets, a few short blocks from the "G" Street Historical District.

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Gresham

Gresham Oregon Pioneer Museum
410 N Main Av, Gresham, Oregon, phone: 503-661-0347

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Haines

Eastern Oregon Museum
610 3rd & Wilcox, Haines, Oregon, phone: 541-856-3233

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Hammond

Fort Stevens State Park Historical Area and Museum
Hammond, Oregon, phone: 503-861-2000

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Heppner

Morrow County Museum
440 N Nain St., Heppner, Oregon, phone: 541-676-5524

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Hillsboro

Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals
26385 NW Groveland Dr., Hillsboro, Oregon, phone: 503-647-2418

Rocks and Minerals are an important part of the earth we share as well as the environment and economy we enjoy. The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals was founded by Richard L. and Helen M. Rice in 1996 for the express purpose of passing on to present and future generations the opportunity to obtain knowledge and pleasure from these beautiful wonders of nature. The museum collection and reference materials are available for viewing, study and research to all who are interested in the earth sciences.

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Hood River

Hood River County Historical Museum
300 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River, Oregon 97031, Phone: (541) 386-6772
Explore this unique & diverse collection of memorabilia. 2011 Hours opening March 21st:  March & April; Thurs-Mon 11-3. Summer Hours:  May–September, Mon – Sat 10-5 and Sun 1-5.  Closed starting September 6th for Phase I Renovation Construction (open February 1, 2012).  $3 Admission / free for children 10 and under / free for currently serving U.S. Military and their families. Located in the Port Marina Park, exit #64 off  I-84.  Contact:  541-386-6772 / thehistorymuseum@hrecn.net

International Museum of Carousel Art
304 Oak St., Hood River, Oregon, phone: 541-387-4622, email: tours@carouselmuseum.com

Home to the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of antique carousel art, the IMCA invites you to explore the rich history of this nostalgic machine. We are open 7 days a week Monday-Thursday 10-3 and Friday-Sunday 11-4. We are happy to schedule tours at anytime. We have great new displays! Look for the our new signs on the freeway.

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Jacksonville

Beekman Bank
Third & California, Jacksonville, Oregon

Beekman House
Laurelhurst & California, Jacksonville, Oregon

Catholic Rectory
210 N 4th, Jacksonville, Oregon
 

Jacksonville Children's Museum
206 S 5th St., Jacksonville, Oregon

Jacksonville Museum of Southern Oregon History
206 N 5th, Jacksonville, Oregon, phone: 541-773-6536

Third Street Crafts and Trades/U.S. Hotel
3rd & California, Jacksonville, Oregon, phone: 541-773-6536

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John Day

Kam Wah Chung & Company Museum
NW Canton/City Park, John Day, Oregon, phone: 541-575-0028
The museum honors Chinese businessman Lung On and herbal doctor Ing Hay, who treated the nearly 2500 Chinese gold-mine workers and pioneers, including John Day. The Museum is a unique historical site. The building, constructed as a trading post on The Dalles Military Road in 1866-67, served as a center for the Chinese community in Eastern Oregon until the early 1940's.

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Joseph

Wallowa County Museum
110 S Main, Joseph, Oregon 97846
Museum is open from Memorial Day weekend until the third week-end in September each year.  Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily seven days a week. The purpose of the museum is to preserve, protect and present Wallowa County History, both Indian and settlers; and to aid students, historians, and families in research. The museum has between 9,000 to 10,000 visitors during the season; most of them tourists.

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Junction City

Lee House-Junction City Historical Museum
655 Holly St., Junction City, Oregon, phone: 541-998-6154

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Kerby

Kerbyville Museum
24195 Redwood Hwy, Kerby, OR 97531, phone: (541) 592-5252
Visit the old country store filled with items found in early day country stores.  The music area displays musical instruments of 1800 and early 1900 years. In the spinning and weaving section you will find articles of handiwork and skill of the pioneer women. Indian artifact exhibits include early day Indian basketry, grinding tools and stones, blankets, arrow and spear points, pottery and many other artifacts. There is also a parlor and kitchen set up as these rooms looked in the 1800's.

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Klamath Falls

Baldwin Hotel Museum
31 Main St., Klamath Falls, OR 97601, phone: (541) 883-4207

Favell Museum of Western Art and Artifacts
125 West Main St., PO Box 165, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, phone: (541) 882-9996, email: favmusem@internetcds.com -- Favell Museum of western Art and Artifacts Reflecting the heritage of the west, on display over 100,000 Indian artifacts and works of over 300 major contemporary western artists. Largest miniature gun collection in the world. Print sales gallery and original art gallery with all media. Bookstore and gift shop.

Fort Klamath Museum
Hwy 62, 2 miles south of Ft. Klamath, Oregon, phone: 541-381-2230

Klamath County Museum
1451 Main St., Klamath Falls, Oregon, phone: 541-883-4208

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Lakeview

Lake County Museum
118 S G St., Lakeview, Oregon, phone: 541-947-2220

Schminck Memorial Museum
128 S E St., Lakeview, Oregon, phone: 541-947-3134

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Lincoln City

North Lincoln County Historical Museum
4907 SW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Oregon, phone: 541-996-6614

The North Lincoln County Historical Museum was founded in 1987 through the initiative and hard work of The North Lincoln County Pioneer and Historical Association. Beginning with one hundred and ten charter members in a small storefront, NLCHM now has a permanent home, three paid staff, and a dedicated group of volunteers. Located in what historically was the village of Taft, the museum's exhibits, research library, offices and store are in a two-story, sixty-year-old building. This building was built in 1940 as the Taft-Nelscott-Delake Fire Hall, and later was occupied by City Hall until it was deeded to NLCHM in 1995. The mission of the museum is to provide the public with an educational resource dedicated to the interpretation and preservation of North Lincoln County History.

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Madras

Jefferson County Historical Society and Museum
34 SE D St., Madras, Oregon, phone: 541-475-3808

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Medford

Jacksonville Museum & Children's Museum
106 N. Central Ave., Medford, OR 97501, phone: (541) 773-6536, email: info@sohs.org  -- Southern Oregon Historical Society. Exhibits trace the growth of Jacksonville from gold-mining camp to bustling trade center to National Historic Landmark. The Children's Museum next door features hands-on exhibits for the young-at-heart. Nearby, the historic Beekman House offers seasonal "living history" interpreters who portray Beekman family members from the year 1911.

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Milton-Freewater

Frazier-Farmstead Museum
1403 Chestnut St., Milton-Freewater, Oregon, phone: 541-938-4636
Frazier Farmstead Museum is a six acre site listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It was settled in 1868 by community founder W.S. Frazier and continuously occupied by his family for 115 years.  In 1983, the entire estate and its contents were willed to the Milton-Freewater Area Foundation by his descendants.  It is operated and maintained as a restored house and farm museum by the Milton-Freewater Area Historical Society.  The Frazier home was built in 1892 and houses a fine collection of antique furnishings and other items of the 19th Century daily living.  Most of the furnishings are the original items to the home.  The site also houses a 1918 barn, a carriage house and several other buildings, all of which were an integral part of a turn-of-the-century working farm.

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Milwaukie

Milwaukie Museum
3737 SE Adams St, Milwaukie, Oregon, phone: 503-659-5780
This beautiful small museum was formally the George Wise family farmhouse, built on Lake Road in 1865. Former owners of the house, United Grocers, Inc., donated the structure to the Milwaukie Historical Society. The historic house was moved and restored through the combined efforts of the Society members, the entire community and bicentennial grant. Dedication took place June 7, 1975. Special guided tours for school classes, scouts, clubs and small groups during the week can be arranged by appointment.

 

The Wings of Freedom Showcase Museum
at The Bomber Complex 13515 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Milwaukie Or. 97222
Our museum collection honors those who fought the war, both at  home and abroad. It increases awareness through education of the common sacrifice our nation made in defense of freedom. It is open to the public by volunteers: Friday thru Sunday 10:am to 2:pm there is no admission fee.
The Wings of Freedom Showcase can also be utilized as a meeting or event space. Call 503-654-6491 for information.

www.b17WingsOfFreedom.org

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Molalla

Molalla Museums, Historic Dibble and Vonderahe Houses
6165 Molalla, Molalla, Oregon, phone: 503-266-5571

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Monmouth

Jensen Arctic Museum
590 Church St., Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon, phone: 503-838-8468
The Jensen Arctic Museum, located on the Western Oregon University campus, is the only museum on the West Coast devoted solely to collecting, preserving, and teaching about Arctic culture and ecology. It's an engaging museum for both young and old. In addition to tours given by trained docents, the museum has videos and hands-on activities.

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Moro

Sherman County Historical Museum
200 Dewey St., Moro, Oregon, phone: 541-565-3232
The Museum comprises 14,280 square feet and over 15,000 artifacts used in Native American families, Oregon Trail  migration, rural households, churches, schools, businesses, livestock production, dry-land wheat farming and conservation, military units and patriotic efforts. One-hundred of the county's 2,000 residents volunteer at the Museum.  We are a unique non-profit county museum with interpretive exhibits of tools and equipment used by families in wheat and  livestock production, homes, businesses, schools and churches on the Columbia Plateau, and hands-on experiences for everyone! 

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Myrtle Point

Coos County Logging Museum
705 Maple St., Myrtle Point, Oregon, phone: 541-572-1014

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Newberg

Hoover-Minthorn House
115 S River St., Newberg, Oregon, phone: 503-538-6629

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Newport

Museum Design
148 SE 1st, Newport, Oregon, phone: 541-265-7520

Oregon Coast History Center
545 SW 9th, Newport, Oregon, phone: 541-265-7509

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North Bend

Coos County Historical Society Museum
1220 Sherman, North Bend, Oregon, phone: 541-756-6320

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Nyssa

Oregon Trail Agricultural Museum, Western Hotel, Green Lantern Saloon and Visitors Center
2nd and Good Ave., Nyssa, Oregon, phone: 541-372-5069

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Oakland

Oakland Museum
130 Locust St., Oakland, Oregon, phone: 541-459-3087

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Oakridge

Oakridge-Westfir Pioneer Museum
76433 Pine St., Oakridge, Oregon, phone: 541-782-3904

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Ontario

Four River Cultural Center
676 SW 5th Ave., Ontario, Oregon, phone: 888-211-1222
Four Rivers Cultural Center Museum gathers within its walls, the wonders of more than a century of history. The museum exhibits trace the settlement patterns of the Northern Paiutes, Basque, Japanese/Americans, Hispanic, and Euro American immigrants. The visitor's exhibit tour begins with an educational film, designed to provide a historical context to the exhibit gallery.

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Oregon City

Baker Cabin
Hattan & Gronlund Rds., open by appt., Oregon City, Oregon, phone: 503-631-8274

Barclay House
Adjacent to McLoughlin House, Oregon City, Oregon
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Clackamas County History Museum
211 Tumwater Dr., Oregon City, Oregon, phone: 503-657-9336

End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
1726 Washington St., Oregon City, Oregon, phone: 503-657-9336

In addition to theatrical presentations, exhibits, and hands-on Nineteenth Century activities, the Interpretive Center hosts special events during the spring and summer months. Past events have included the Oregon Trail Pageant, the Mormon Trail Sesquicentennial Pageant, the debut concert of the Trail Band's CD Immigrant Dreams and even a couple of visits by the Budweiser Clydesdales -- which admittedly had nothing to do with the overland emigrants of the Nineteenth Century, but we thought it was kind of fun. You may wish to check the current edition of our event and exhibit calendar before planning your visit to the Interpretive Center.

McLoughlin House National Historic Site
713 Center, Oregon City, Oregon, phone: 503-656-5146

Rose Farm, William Holmes House
Holmes Lane, Oregon City, Oregon
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Stevens Crawford Museum
603 Sixth St., Oregon City, Oregon, phone: 503-655-2866

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Parkdale

Hutson Museum
4967 Baseline Dr., Parkdale, Oregon, phone: 541-352-6808

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Pendleton

Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon
400 S Main St, Pendleton, Oregon, phone: 541-276-1066

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute
72789 Highway 331, Pendleton, Oregon 97801, phone: 541-966-9748, email: tci.visitors@tamastslikt.org -- Tamástslikt Cultural Institute opened in August,1998, but it had its visionary genesis in the early 1990's. That's when Oregon was planning for the sesquicentennial of the Oregon Trail. While the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation - the Walla Walla, Umatilla and Cayuse - have little reason to celebrate the Oregon Trail: it led to war and to a huge loss of land and people for the Tribes; nonetheless they felt it was important to mark the occasion. They also felt that it was important for their view of the Oregon Trail story to be told. This vision led to the cultural institute.

Umatilla County Historical Society Museum
108 S.W. Frazer, Pendleton, Oregon   97801, phone: 541-276-001, email: uchs@oregontrail.net --The Umatilla County Historical Society Museum is located in what was once Pendleton's railway depot.  Erected in 1909, the historic building with its classic architectural details and antique fixtures was refurbished by the Society and opened as a museum in the Fall of 1988. In the spacious high-ceiling exhibit area visitors can view artifacts commemorating the Oregon Trail which passed through the county;  a collection of beautiful, intricate Indian beadwork; displays devoted to the development of local agriculture and the well-known Pendleton Woolen Mills; an authentic 10-foot long marble shoeshine stand; an original railroad telegraph system; and new exhibits introduced throughout the year.

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Philomath

Benton County Historical Museum
1101 Main Street, PO Box 35, Philomath, OR 97370, Phone: (541)-929-6230
The Benton County Historical Museum in Philomath, Oregon, is housed in the former Philomath College Building. The central part of the building was completed in 1867. The mission of the Benton County Historical Museum is to collect, preserve, research, interpret, exhibit, and publish materials relating to the history and cultural resources of Benton County, Oregon. The museum provides educational activities, museum services, and cultural resource management services in order to encourage an understanding of the history and culture of the area.

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Portland

American Advertising Museum
211 NW Fifth Ave. and Davis St., Portland, Oregon 97209, phone: 503-226-0000

Bybee House & Howell Territorial Park
Sauvie Island, Portland, Oregon, phone: 503-222-1741

Children's Museum   
44015 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221, phone: (503) 223-6500

Kidd Toy Museum
1327 SE Grand Ave, Portland, Oregon, phone: 503-233-7807

Lilah Callen Holden Elephant Museum at the Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, Oregon, phone: 503-226-1561

Museum Company, The
700 SW 5th Ave, Portland, Oregon, phone: 503-223-0069

Northwest Rail Museum
Portland, Oregon, phone: 503-244-4449

OMSI -- Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, Oregon, phone: 503-797-4000
Founded in 1944 and one of the nation's top ten science museums, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a world-class tourist attraction and educational resource that puts the "WOW!" in science for the kid in each of us. Five exhibit halls and eight science labs offer 219,000 square feet of brain-powered fun through hundreds of interactive exhibits and hands-on demonstrations. OMSI's multi-attraction complex features a big screen OMNIMAX® Theater, the Northwest's largest planetarium, and the USS Blueback, the last fast-attack, diesel-powered submarine built by the U.S. Navy and after serving for 31 years, the last of its kind to be decommissioned. In addition to enjoying one of the featured exhibits at temporary display at OMSI, you can touch a tornado, uncover a fossil, surf the internet, enter the world of virtual.

Oregon Jewish Museum
310 NW Davis St., Portland, Oregon, phone: 503-226-5224
The Oregon Jewish Museum was founded in 1989 by a volunteer group, committed to providing Oregon with a museum dedicated to Jewish art and history, During the five first years, our focus was to build a membership, create a strong Board of Directors and bring traveling exhibits of Jewish content to this area.

Oregon Maritime Center & Museum
113 SW Front, Portland, Oregon, phone: 503-224-7724

Oregon Sports Hall Of Fame Museum
900 SW 5th Ave, Portland, Oregon, phone: 503-227-7466

Pittock Mansion  
3229 NW Pittock Drive, Portland, OR  97210, phone: 503-823-3624, email: pkweb@ci.portland.or.us
Once the private home of Henry Louis Pittock, founder of The Oregonian, this 22-room house was built in 1914. The mansion sits 1,000 feet above sea level and commands a view of five mountains in the Cascade Range. It is an outstanding architectural achievement, combining fine plasterwork, cut and polished marbles, cast bronze, and superbly crafted hardwoods and paneling. The house is completely furnished with antique furniture and objets d'art appropriate to its 17th, 18th, and 19th century French and English designs.

Portland Children's Museum
3037 SW Second Ave., Portland, Oregon, phone: 503-823-2227

U F O Museum
1637 SW Alder St, Portland, Oregon, phone: 503-227-2975

Washington County Historical Society & Museum
17677 NW Springville Rd, Portland, Oregon, phone: 503-645-5353

World Forestry Center Museum
4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, Oregon, phone: 503-228-1367
Our 20,000 square foot museum is located in Portland's beautiful Washington Park. Built in dramatic Cascadian style architecture, you'll marvel at the intricate hand carvings and grand entry outside, and delight in all new exhibits inside. The museum reopened on June 30, 2005 after a $7 million, 6-month renovation. All new hands-on, interactive exhibits are family friendly and designed to engage visitors to learn about the sustainability of forests and trees of the Pacific Northwest and around the world. The World Forestry Center owns and operates two working forests donated to us by landowners who wanted to ensure their properties would be protected from development and managed according to the principles of sustainable forestry.

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Prairie City

DeWitt Museum
Depot Park, Main & Bridge Street, Prairie City, OR 97869, phone: 541-820-3603
The Depot was nominated into the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and restored throught the efforts of Mrs. Babs Brainard and the Sumpter Valley Depot Restoration Committee. The museum moved into the building in 1983. In 1984, the City of Prairie city assumed management of the depot building from Grant county and moved the DeWitt Museum collections to a permanent home in the depot. Of special interest is the large collection of rocks and minerals donated to Prairie City by the DeWitt family. Family photo albums, collectibles, and mining artifacts reflective of life in Grant County at the turn of the 20th Century, exemplify this collection. The collections arranged and supplemented through the years by Mrs. Brainard's careful curating, tell the Grant County and Prairie City story. Each exhibit area of the museum focuses on a specific topic or area of history.

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Prineville

A. R. Bowman Memorial Museum
245 North Main Street, Prineville, Oregon 97754, phone: 541-447-3715

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Reedsport

Umpqua Discovery Center
409 Riverfront Way, Reedsport, Oregon, phone: 541-271-4816

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Rickreall

Polk County Museum
Polk County Fairgrounds, Rickreall, Oregon, phone: 503-623-2287

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Rogue River

Woodville Museum
1st & Oak, Rogue River, Oregon, phone: 541-582-3088

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Roseburg

Douglas County Museum of History & Natural History
123 Museum Drive, Roseburg, OR 97470, phone: (541) 957-7007, email: museum@co.douglas.or.us
Oregon's treasures unfold at the Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History where exciting exhibits portray the wonder of nature and our legendary past. See the tools native people used before Mt. Mazama erupted creating Crater Lake. Discover the Umpqua River which nourishes our people, forests, animals and landscape. From the Cascade Mountains to the ocean beaches and the hidden world of plants and animals on the forest floor you can view natural history. Native wildlife is represented in full splendor as an immense Roosevelt Elk peers from the beauty of Douglas County's old growth wilderness. Nature becomes a hands-on experience for all ages in the Children's Discovery Room. Travel the Applegate Trail and encounter the hardships of early Euro-American settlers in the west.

Lane House
544 SE Douglas, Roseburg, Oregon, phone: 541-459-1393

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Salem

A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village
116 Marion St NE, Salem, Oregon, phone: 503-371-3631
A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village is a private nonprofit children's museum located in downtown Salem in Riverfront Park. Founded in 1989, A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village provides innovative and stimulating educational experiences which spark children's natural curiosity. The Village's mission is to provoke curiosity, inspire awe, foster enjoyment, encourage learning, and enable understanding in all youth. This is accomplished through fun and challenging exhibits, summer camps, birthday parties, membership opportunities and outreach programs in the sciences, arts, and humanities.

Deepwood Museum
1116 Mission St SE, Salem, Oregon, phone: 503-363-1825

Marion County Historical Society & Museum
260 12th St SE 97301, at the NW corner of Mission Mill Village. Salem, Oregon, phone: 503-364-2128
The Marion County Historical Society, founded in 1950, is a non-profit organization that advocates and promotes an appreciation of regional history by present and future generations. The Society connects the past to the present by preserving and interpreting the county's cultural and natural history.

Marion County Historical Society Museum
260 12th Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97301-4101, phone: 503-364-2128, email: mchs@open.org 
The Marion County Historical Society, founded in 1950, is a non-profit organization that advocates and promotes an appreciation of regional history by present and future generations. The Society connects the past to the present by preserving and interpreting the county's cultural and natural history.

Mission Mill Museum
M
ission Mill Museum Association is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation established to educate and to interpret and preserve the history of the Willamette Valley and Oregon's Textile Industry.

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Scio

Scio Historical Society Depot Museum
39004 NE First, Scio, Oregon, phone: 503-394-2199

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Seaside

Seaside Museum and Historical Society 
570 Necanicum Drive in Seaside, Oregon, phone: (503) 738-7065
The Seaside Museum & Historical Society of Oregon is a non-profit educational institution incorporated by the State of Oregon to collect, preserve and interpret materials illustrative of the history of Seaside, Oregon, and the surrounding area. Learn the history of Oregon's first seaside resort.  Exhibits detail over 2,000 years of Seaside heritage. Artifacts dating from 700 B.C. Diorama depicting Seaside in 1899. Research Library & Photo Archive.

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Shedd

Shedd Museum
29990 First St. E, Shed, Oregon, phone: 541-491-3978

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Silverton

Silverton Country Museum
428 S Water St., Silverton, Oregon, phone: 503-873-4766

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Springfield

Dorris Ranch Living History Filbert Farm
intersection of South 2nd and Dorris Streets, Springfield, Oregon, phone: (541)736-4544, email: netmail@willamalane.org -- There is no substitute for the excitement of visiting an actual historical place—to feel, touch, smell, and even taste the products of this bountiful land. Dorris Ranch, Springfield’s unique living history farm, has succeeded in bringing Oregon history to life. Established in 1892, this 250-acre farm is Oregon’s oldest working filbert (hazelnut) farm.

Springfield Museum
225 Fifth Street, Springfield, OR 97477, phone: 541-726-3677, email: kredmond@ci.springfield.or.us  -- The Springfield Museum is situated in historic downtown Springfield, Oregon amid cafes, antique and specialty shops. Large colorful murals grace nearby buildings. The Museum is housed in the 1911 Oregon Power Company transformer station. Because of its unique architecture and its important role in the early utility industry, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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St. Helens

Columbia County Historical Society Museum
Old County Courthouse, St. Helens, Oregon, phone: 503-397-3868

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St. Paul

Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin Museum
Champoeg State Park, St. Paul, Oregon, phone: 503-633-2237

Robert Newell House Museum
8089 Champoeg Rd. NE, St. Paul, Oregon, phone: 503-678-5537

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Sunny Valley

Applegate Trail Interpretive Center
500 Sunny Valley Loop, Sunny Valley, Oregon 97497, phone: 541-472-8545, toll free: 888-411-1846, email: applegatetrail_ic@hotmail.com  --  Located in Beautiful Sunny Valley, The Applegate Trail Interpretive Center is a "must see." Enjoy visiting the many historical displays. Get a glimpse into the colorful history of this rugged area through the stories of the pioneer settlers, the naming of Grave Creek, the discovery of gold, the impact of the stageline, and the building of the railroad.

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Sutherlin

Oakland Museum
506 Grenn Valley Road, Oakland, OR 97462, phone: (541) 459-3087  --  In downtown Oakland, a history museum about the town. Exhibits depicting the railroad, a bank, doctor's office, post office, general store, and "rooms" of earlier life plus photographs and much more. Museum remodeled in 2004. Open 12:00 to 3:30pm daily. Closed holidays. Donation $1.00 per person 12 years and up.

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Sweet Home

East Linn Museum
746 Long Street, Sweet Home, OR 97386, phone 541-367-4580
The Museum's summer hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. After the Labor Day weekend: Thursday through Saturday and Sunday.

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Talent

Talent Historical Society
206 E Main St, Suite C, Talent, Oregon, phone: 541-512-8838

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The Dalles

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058, phone: (541) 296-8600
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, describe the mighty River which sculpted patterns for a unique and spectacular diversity of vegetation, wildlife, and ancient life ways, and follow the currents that shape our futures in the Gorge.

Fort Dalles Museum (Original Surgeon's Quarters at Fort Dalles, 1857)
15th & Garrison, The Dalles, Oregon, phone: 541-296-4547

Old St. Peter's Landmark
3rd & Lincoln, The Dalles, Oregon, phone: 541-296-5686

The Rorick House
300 W 13th St., The Dalles, Oregon, phone: 541-296-1867

Wasco County Historical Museum 
5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058, phone: (541) 296-8600
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 is home, place of work, and gateway to the interior of western North America.

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Tillamook

Tillamook County Pioneer Museum 
2106 Second Street, Tillamook, Oregon 97141, phone: (503) 842-4553
Tillamook County's history dates back long ago, from August 14, 1788 when Captain Robert Gray sailed his ship Lady Washington into Tillamook Bay to April 1, 1851 when Joe Champion became the first white settler in Tillamook County. Tillamook County's Historic Past is preserved for everyone to enjoy at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. Beginning with a collection of 400 items, it has now grown to include 35,000 items plus an additional 10,000 photographs. The current collection ranges from prehistoric specimens to modern day.

Tillamook Naval Air Station Museum
6030 Hangar Rd., Tillamook, Oregon, phone: 503-842-1130

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Toledo

Toledo Historical Museum
City Hall on Main St., Toledo, Oregon, phone: 541-336-2247

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Troutdale

Barn Museum
731 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, Oregon, phone: 503-661-2164

Depot Rail Museum
473 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, Oregon, phone: 503-667-8268

Harlow House
726 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, Oregon, phone: 503-661-2164

Troutdale Rail Depot
473 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, Oregon, phone: 503-661-2164

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Umatilla

Umatilla Museum and Historical Foundation
911 Sixth St., Umatilla, Oregon, phone: 541-922- 3979

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Union

Union County Museum
333 S. Main, Union, Oregon, phone: 541-562-6003

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Vale

1872 Stone House Museum
255 Main St. S, Vale, Oregon, phone: 541-473-2070

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Veneta

Applegate Pioneer Museum
Seventh and Broadway, Veneta
Hours: Summer, 1st and 3rd Saturdays,
2nd and 4th Sundays, 1-4 p.m.; other hours
vary by season. Always open by appointment.
Phone: (541) 935-1836
ADA Accessible: Yes
Donation requested

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Vernonia

Columbia County Historical Society Museum
511 E Bridge, Vernonia, Oregon, phone: 503-429-3713

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Warm Springs

The Museum at Warm Springs
2189 Hwy 26, Warm Springs, Oregon, phone: 541-553-3331

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Woodburn

Settlemier House
355 N Settlemier Ave., Woodburn, Oregon, phone: 503-982-1897

Woodburn World's Berry Center Museum
455 N Front St., Woodburn, Oregon, phone: 503-982-9531

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Yachats

Little Log Church Museum

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