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Oregon Historical Society Museum

1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2483
+1 503-222-1741
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JFK exhibit

This is an excellent historical museum. The JFK exhibit was impressive and included some good... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Patsy B
Paris, Tennessee
JFK exhibit well done

Not sure how long this exhibit will be at this museum, but it is excellent and a must see. We have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kay M
Augusta, GA
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View the 1845 covered wagon on display as well as the Native American Basketry collection.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2483
+1 503-222-1741
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an excellent historical museum. The JFK exhibit was impressive and included some good interactive presentations. Very good comprehensive history of Oregon.

Thank Patsy B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not sure how long this exhibit will be at this museum, but it is excellent and a must see. We have visited the Kennedy Museum in Massachusetts, and these items were not there. The rest of the museum is informative about the state's history, especially...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love history museums. Really, I do! I like the artifacts. I love the restorations and reenactments. I love to drift away into the past, imagine myself in far away places and centuries... It pains me to say that this may be the most boring...More

1  Thank Eric D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 2 hours and would have stayed longer but the museum was closing. There is a temporary exhibit on John Kennedy--very personal with memorabilia from his childhood through his death. It was wonderful to hear his and Jackie's voices. There is a permanent exhibit...More

Thank Cathy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

i last visited OHS when they had an exhibit on presidential memorabilia donated by the late Pete Mark. There were some very interesting and obscure items like handwritten notes of well known speeches and some of the clothing worn during the Kennedy assassination. The exhibits...More

Thank wardhub
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed it . The Oregon Trail stuff was very interesting. Really liked the covered wagon. and the Oregon Trail information.

Thank elizabethbX1589AP
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent over 2 hours at this museum there was an excellent exhibit on JFK at the time of our visit The museum is well laid out and the exhibits are very interesting

Thank bradyboy2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really only wanted to see the 3rd floor exhibit on the history of Oregon. We went there first and that took about an hour to complete. Very neat! We then had to go pay the meter. Street parking only. We then went to the...More

Thank WhereverYouleadme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Provides some interesting facts & displays of artifacts. There are several movies to watch about map making, & people. Currently, there is an exhibit about President Kennedy.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Personally I think they could have doubled the size of the museum given the connection of Portland to its native Americans, Lewis and Clark, and the Oregon trail. All of that is indeed covered, but would have liked to have seen more. There was a...More

1  Thank MidLifeCrisisGreg
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18 May 2017|
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Response from Chloris B | Reviewed this property |
I believe the current admission is 11 for adults an 9 for seniors over 60.
JoAnn B
20 January 2016|
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Response from zivsh | Reviewed this property |
There were also movies that keep a background to the exhibit
28 November 2015|
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Response from 488Susan44 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but I will check it out and get back to you tomorrow