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Oregon Historical Society Museum

1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2483
+1 503-222-1741
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Hey, This Museum Is Free For Multnomah County Residents!

I walked up to the front desk expecting to pay the $11 admission for Adults and was surprised when... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Portland, Oregon

My wife and I visited the museum to experience the JFK exhibit which we both enjoyed. Remarkable... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rich W
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View the 1845 covered wagon on display as well as the Native American Basketry collection.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2483
+1 503-222-1741
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I walked up to the front desk expecting to pay the $11 admission for Adults and was surprised when I was asked if I was a Multnomah County Resident. I said yes. Then was told it is FREE if I showed proof that I was...More

Thank RSNN
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I visited the museum to experience the JFK exhibit which we both enjoyed. Remarkable collection of materials, letters, political items pertinent to JFK's campaign in Oregon, etc. which are interesting to read. Be prepared to set aside time depending on just how...More

Thank Rich W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the diversity of this museum from stories of the native peoples, to those who came across the Oregon trail to modern-day topics for Oregon. When I was there, there was also a nice John F. Kennedy display. Seeing real covered wagons which...More

Thank MartyW60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like accessible, educational yet fun museums, you'll enjoy the Oregon Historical Society Museum. To understand the rich history of Oregon, it has the Oregon Trail, the history of its native peoples and their vanishing land, and now the diversity that is Oregon. When...More

1  Thank redpoppy06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is awesome if you are a history buff! I visited from Louisiana. I wanted to know the history of Oregon. This is the place! Loved it! My friend got in free, because he is from the area. A great museum! Great for the whole...More

2  Thank R D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an afternoon touring the building, but spent most of my time reading letters and other correspondence from and to John and Jacqueline Kennedy. Many photos, a few pieces of clothing, furniture and other personal effects. There were videos of three speeches, including his inaugural...More

Thank Helen711
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The 3rd floor is Oregon history. It has a lot to see about the native Americans and pioneers. Unless I missed a room it seemed to skip from 1900's to the 1950's pretty abruptly. The descriptions are oriented to children. I mean they are about...More

Thank So_Cal_Illini_81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we travel to a new area we always like to stop at museums that tell a story about where we are. This museum did not disappoint. Adult admission was only $10 per adult - which we felt was well worth it. We even saved...More

2  Thank Bernadette T
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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

1  Thank Patsy B
Reviewed 17 July 2017 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

2  Thank Kay M
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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