Oregon Historical Society Museum

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  • Address: 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5032221741
  • Ticket Price: 11 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Library, Museum, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

Oregon Historical Society Museum - Review

Created in 1898, this fascinating Museum should probably be your first stop in Oregon before you go visiting the rest of the state.  it does a wonderful job of conveying the state's identity to you. There are over 85,000 artefacts here, the most famous of which includes the Portland Penny, which was used to decide the city's name; Captain Robert gray storage chest comma add 10000 year old sandal; presidential memorabilia; artefacts from the Lewis and Clark Centennial exposition; and even everyday items. The main exhibit is the Oregon my Oregon display which covers nearly the entirety of Oregon history from the earliest settlements the current times. The museum also functions as a historic research library and has an extensive historic photograph collection. Occasionally special temporary exhibits are also hosted. Information about these can be found on the Museum website.

Oregon Historical Society Museum Information

  • Check out to the museum store.
  • Check the Museum website in case it is closed for bad weather.

Oregon Historical Society Museum Ticket Prices

  • Students and Seniors (60+) (with ID) $9
  • Youth (6 – 18) $5
  • Free for five and under

Oregon Historical Society Museum Hours


  • Tuesdays:  1pm – 5pm
  • Wednesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm

How To reach Oregon Historical Society Museum by Public Transport

  • Portland Streetcars A-Loop and NS-Line, stop Art Museum
  • Buses 6, 38, 45, 55, 58, 68, 92, 96 stop SW Jefferson & Broadway
  • Buses 8, 9, 10, 14, 17, 43, 66 stop SW 6th & Main

Stop City Hall/SW 5th & Jefferson MAX Station

  • MAX Green Line, Orangne Line
  • Bus 291

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TripHobo Highlights for Oregon Historical Society Museum

  • Oregon Historical Society Museum Address: 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, United States
  • Oregon Historical Society Museum Contact Number: +1-5032221741
  • Oregon Historical Society Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Oregon Historical Society Museum Price: 11 USD
  • Best time to visit Oregon Historical Society Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Oregon Historical Society Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=1220521
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Things to Know Before Visiting Oregon Historical Society Museum

  • 10.92% of people who visit Portland include Oregon Historical Society Museum in their plan

  • 77.78% of people start their Oregon Historical Society Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Oregon Historical Society Museum

Monday, Wednesday and Sunday

94.44% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Oregon Historical Society Museum

People normally club together Portland Farmers Market and Forest Park while planning their visit to Oregon Historical Society Museum.

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Oregon Historical Society Museum, Portland Reviews

  • Definitely beat my expectations. I received some serious inspiration in this museum. I am simply amazed by how few people were there! That was the lamest part of it all - Portland has this truly amazing museum and so few people were there...is something wrong with their marketing or something?? Just before this I saw some gardens that are really famous, but I was more inspired and impacted by the museum (even though FAR more people were at the gardens). But in a way I was happy so few people were there - I had a more relaxing visit that way. Thank you for providing this wonderful, wonderful museum! SOOO interesting!!

  • This place is so cool! I've lived in Oregon my entire life and so I'm proud of my heritage. The historical exhibit was very informative and lots of fun! The kids liked the history hub. There were lots of have on activities both my 13 and 5 year olds loved it. Definitely will come again!

  • Great history museum. Explains how the state become to be really well. The JFK exhibition was fantastic. As a Londoner, coming from a city that has some of the best museums, this place is up there.

  • A small museum, but worth the time. The Oregon display is very interesting and gives you a sense of the state's history. They have spent a lot of time and effort and it is very much appreciated

  • You learn history here. This building also has a meeting room for a discussion with around 20 person.

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