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McLoughlin House

713 Center Street, Oregon City, OR 97045
503 656 5146
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Oregon City
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The luxurious mid 19th century home of entrepreneur and Oregon City founder John McLoughlin.
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Oregon City, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a fun historical tour. The person who gave the tour was very nice, informed, and could answer all our questions. It was just a little bit too short.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We took a tour with Richard whose family came to Oregon on the Oregon trail. He has taken the time to research the historical significance of Dr. McLoughlin in the establishment of the Oregon territory and it's becoming part of the US. The home is filled with authentic period pieces and Richard's story bring them to life. The tour is... More

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Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We came to visit in the winter and it was closed just like most things in Oregon. It said it will be closed until February 13th, 2014. Maybe, we can see it some other time as it was one of the spots set to is it on our trip here.

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Shasta Lake, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The John McLoughlin House is not to be missed. Located within Oregon City above the Willamette River, the house was built in 1845. Dr. John McLoughlin was chief factor (superintendent) of the British Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) based at Ft. Vancouver on the Columbia River. Oregon City was the first incorporated city west of the Rocky Mountains (founded in 1829... More

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Oregon City, Oregon
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The McLoughlin House has been here since Oregon was a Territory. It's a part of Oregon history, and well worth a visit. Our town is the first incorporated town in Oregon.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

has a nice view of the river. and is bye the fall .if you take a walk down the promanade. good out door day!

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Oregon City, Oregon
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This museum is fun! It has never changed since I was a little girl. I highly recommend it and the Barclay house next door.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We got here just in time for a tour. It was a small group, which was nice, so we fit in each of the rooms and could still see. I thought the tour guide did a great job explaining everything and keeping the kids on our tour engaged without distracting from informing the adults. McLoughlin is quite an interesting fellow... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

A nice tour of the home of Dr John McLoughlin who was one of the first settlers in Oregon City. There is a free 45 min tour which is very interesting.

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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

This was the home of the man directly involved with influencing Oregon and Washington becoming part of the united states- obviously important but little remembered The docent led tour was terrific and informative- take the time to visit this interesting place

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