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Address: 211 Tumwater Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045-2900
Phone Number:
+1 503-655-5574
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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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Amazing Museum!!

I encourage everyone to go here! It was just a few dollars to get in. A lot of times its free if they have their "Museum free today" sign out! My 9 year old spent 3 hours in here... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Katie G
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I encourage everyone to go here! It was just a few dollars to get in. A lot of times its free if they have their "Museum free today" sign out! My 9 year old spent 3 hours in here soaking up every ounce of information. Great view of the falls too!

Thank Katie G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well presented museum on the origins of the city. The First Nations get a mention too and a lot of their artifacts on display. The industrialisation ( correct spelling for the UK) of the falls is well covered but the mess created by the various mills now needs ti be cleared up,which is typical for progress. A lot of... More 

Thank oldhenry21
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank tiredandtravelled
Olympia, Washington
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36 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 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.

Thank Rick B
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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.

Thank SoCalIrish
Honolulu, Hawaii
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63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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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165 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank TC c
Oregon City, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

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

Thank ghc007
Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank SueinPortland

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