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Address: 713 Center Street, Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone Number: 503 656 5146
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Description: The luxurious mid 19th century home of entrepreneur and Oregon City...
The luxurious mid 19th century home of entrepreneur and Oregon City founder John McLoughlin.
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Run by volunteers the house is only open two days a week but it's a trip worth taking. Interesting history about early Oregon and John McLaughlin himself.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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West Linn, Oregon
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Learn all about the history of one of the founding fathers of the west. The house could stand some restoration but the history lesson is still good.

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Mesa, Arizona
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It is unfortunate that this home does not allow interior photography. They claim security but they have photos of their site on line. Restricted hours of two days a week makes it difficult for people to plan on coming. Very little was owned by the McLoughlins with the exception of the dining room. Lots of steps to the second floor... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Lots of history here and knowledgable docents to tell the story but very little of the contents actually belonged to the family. They also hold lots of special classes and it is kid friendly. Not good if you can't climb stairs.

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Oregon Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,352 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This whole historic district is a pleasant area, but we missed the McLoughlin House being open as we didn't think to check ahead for opening hours. The grounds are open and free so we walked around and checked out the two-person cemetery. The lettering is so faded we couldn't read it. Would be nice if there were a sign. We... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Run by volunteers the house is only open two days a week but it's a trip worth taking. Interesting history about early Oregon and John McLaughlin himself.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Dr. John McLoughlin's home in Oregon City, Oregon, is a fascinating glimpse not only of Oregon history, but of his huge influence on the history of the United States west of the Mississippi. As Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company in Vancouver, WA, he rescued and supplied endangered wagon trains before 1846, ones arriving on the Oregon Trail seeking... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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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Marina, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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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