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Address: 211 Tumwater Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045-2900
Phone Number:
+1 503-655-5574
10:30 - 16:30
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Tue - Sat 10:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Museum with exhibits on the local history of Clackamas County, from Native...

Museum with exhibits on the local history of Clackamas County, from Native American tribes, through settlement in the 19th & 20th centuries to the present. Special exhibits including the Kaegi Pharmacy - a complete pharmacy straight from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Open 10:30 am - 4:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

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So this has a breathtaking view. But it tells the story of everything in Oregon City, the falls, the settlers, the native americans. Wonderful articles like quilts and clothing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2017
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

So this has a breathtaking view. But it tells the story of everything in Oregon City, the falls, the settlers, the native americans. Wonderful articles like quilts and clothing and great antiques from the wagon train.

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This was a real pleasant surprise. If you want to learn about the local history this the place to go. They have a bunch of cool exhibits pertaining to the history of the area. In my opinion this a must stop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We attended a wedding here and toured the museum. Some interesting things for local history. Probably wouldn't have gone if it weren't for the wedding.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

The museum is unimpressive from the outside. But it really provides a keen insight in the history of Oregon. My wife and I recently relocated to Portland and decided to visit this museum. It traces the history of Oregon, with displays and pictures of the founders, etc. Unlike most museums, this museum really provided an insightful education. Entrance fee is... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

It was a rainy day so we were looking for things to do inside. I'm glad we did. It's a small museum but filled with interesting artifacts. The movie at the end was excellent. I would watch that first. Even though the wwii display seemed out of place with the layout of the museum, it was none the less interesting... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

I learned much more about the history of this area including the Native American tribes who lived here first.

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

this county museum has a pretty ho hum display about the history of the area. It does not have much on the early European settlers but duos have a good history of the industrial and electrical generation at the falls. Give the immense importance of this falls in the history of the North West, it deserves a better museum. However,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

This museum is well worth the visit. In honor of V-J Day, the admission was free, and it is a beautiful museum with interesting displays and great variety. From Native American history, to Oregon Trail and even WWII history, the exhibits were informative and detailed. The authentic Pharmacy (late 1800s to early 1900s) was entertaining, and the General Store and... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

I didn't have very high expectations for a small city museum, but this one was very nice. The exhibits were well done and did not seem amateurish at all. In fact, the pharmacy display was amazing and as good as any display I have seen. There is a section devoted to the Native Americans from the area, a section devoted... More 

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Weed, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

We stopped by here after a disappointing visit to the Oregon Interpretive Center, we wanted to see artifacts from the Oregon Trail era and this museum at least had that here. The museum is on the 2nd floor of this building and you can take the stairs or use an elevator. We used the restrooms, they were very clean. This... More 

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