Oregon Historical Society Museum, Portland

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Oregon Historical Society Museum, Portland - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Phone: +1-5032221741

Ticket Price: 11 USD

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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 Opening and Closing 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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  • 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

  • Small and friendly staff. They had interesting displays

  • As a foreigner it's always really sad to read about USA history, with all they fears. But as a museum it is really interactive and show pieces of the history that they're not really common. Have an amazing and interactive hub on the basement which it talks about respect and been inclusive and is really interactive for kids. By the time they have JFK temporary exposicion and it was interesting. Specially the EXCCOM game.

  • This museum is the best, filled with objects from the Native American and European people. Great history!

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