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Oregon Historical Society Museum

1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2483
+1 503-222-1741
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Time well spent

When we travel to a new area we always like to stop at museums that tell a story about where we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bernadette T
Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
JFK exhibit

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
Patsy B
Paris, Tennessee
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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 3 days 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

1  Thank Bernadette T
Reviewed 5 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 1 week 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

1  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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank elizabethbX1589AP
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 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 18 June 2017 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
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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