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McLoughlin House

713 Center Street, Oregon City, OR 97045
503 656 5146
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Ranked #5 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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Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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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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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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87 reviews 87 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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
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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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Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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chicago
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217 reviews 217 reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 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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Napa, California
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195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The McLoughlin House is located in Oregon City, OR and is part of the last stop on the Oregon Trail. It's run by the National Park service and part of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. John McLoughlin is known as the "Father of Oregon" and is responsible for building Fort Vancouver an important fur trading outpost in the 19th... More

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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

They've put in a lot of effort gathering period-appropriate furnishings for the house, but not much in the way of hands-on for kids. They make up for it by providing a very well-versed tour guide that is great at answering questions.

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