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Address: 713 Center St, Oregon City, OR 97045-1948
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+1 503-656-5146

The luxurious mid 19th century home of entrepreneur and Oregon City founder...

The luxurious mid 19th century home of entrepreneur and Oregon City founder John McLoughlin.

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An easy, quaint little tour.

My wife grew up in Oregon City and I thought it would be fun to visit the McLoughlin House during a trip to visit her family. Her relatives jokingly asked if we were going on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife grew up in Oregon City and I thought it would be fun to visit the McLoughlin House during a trip to visit her family. Her relatives jokingly asked if we were going on a school field trip (it's definitely the kind of place you visit in elementary school). It was a cute quaint little tour, docent-led, that gave... More 

Thank JDiggity2
Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

John McLoughlin, chief factor for the Hudson's Bay Company, was arguably the most important white man during the colonization of the Pacific Northwest. He established Fort Vancouver in 1825, which bought fur animals from both Native Americans and others. He also helped countless pioneers as they arrived in the Northwest and needing supplies to get them through the first winter.... More 

Thank Sowellman
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

If you want to understand the settling of the Portland area start here. A national park with funky hours, it has the grave of McLoughlin the Master of this station for the British and his Native American wife. It was his dissatisfaction with the British that made Oregon part of America.

Thank tiredandtravelled
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

You should do a little research before going, just based on what they told us if I had not already known who Dr. McLaughlin was I would not have gotten it from this tour, The fact that this is free makes me really love it! The house itself is quite boring it is just a box and lacks character and... More 

Thank simpleyme
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We live close by and decided to explore our local sites. I'm really glad we did as we learned a lot about the early settlers and how Oregon City was founded. The grounds are really pretty in the summer and very shady. It is interesting to imagine the view they would have had before all the trees became so big.... More 

Thank cshowalter
Allendale, New Jersey
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This house and tour is operated by a history club jointly with the NPS as part of the Fort Vancouver unit. I'm really glad we took the tour here first before visiting Fort Vancouver because it really immersed us in the Oregonian history and the role played by McLoughlin in shaping the state. It made us appreciate the fort tour... More 

Thank Theresa C
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

My mother and I went and did the tour, they were very full of knowledge. The house's were taken care of and they were full of original and beautiful history.

Thank McKenna L
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Really enjoyed this... Wonderful History, graves on site as well. Nice that there is still some history right in the middle of town.

Thank mynameisD
Tualatin, Oregon
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

We took a tour of the historic home of Dr. McLoughlin in Oregon City in April, 2016. Our guide, Bob, was a fountain of historical information on this founding father of Oregon, Dr. McLoughlin, who first came to Oregon in 1829 while working for the Hudson Bay Company. Dr. McLoughlin settled Oregon City, started many mills and businesses in the... More 

Thank Claudia C
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

I went to elementary school in Oregon City, but unfortunately missed the field trip to the McLoughlin house. The day I went, the ranger on duty was none other than my seventh grade social studies teacher (so there's my bias). My guide was Bob Hill, whose family came over on the Oregon Trail in 1853. I am well-versed in Oregon... More 

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