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Oregon Historical Society

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Address: 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Phone Number: 503-222-1741
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Description: View the 1845 covered wagon on display as well as the Native American...
View the 1845 covered wagon on display as well as the Native American Basketry collection.
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History museum

Enjoyed the special WW I I exhibit. It was also interesting to learn about the history of the state.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Thousand Oaks, California
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Thousand Oaks, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the special WW I I exhibit. It was also interesting to learn about the history of the state.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This outfit has it all. Archives, books dating back to the Middle Ages, Oregon history recent and ancient. The staff are very good at what they do. Enjoy.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We entered expecting, of course, to pay, but we were informed that because my husband was an army vet , we would be granted free admission. They were having a special exhibit on WW1 and 2. We were especially interested in the Japanese internment exhibit, and of the history of Japanese American Oregonians. We had come to learn more about... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this very interesting museum which gave us lots of insight into the history of Oregon. There's lots of information but it's presented in a way that's easy to absorb and not boring or stuffy as some museums can be. In addition to the permanent exhibition there are other exhibitions which change - currently they are... More 

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Ventura, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The museum does not have too much stuff but worth the price. Lots of great history and I really liked the little store.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I live in Portland and have a degree in history with PNW history as my area of focus (though I don't work in the history field.) The exhibits at OHS are always well done and are interesting both visually and interactively. I learn something new every time I go. I have taken kids as young as 2 and as old... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fun to learn about history in such a well laid out format. Several floors and areas to explore that cover from start to current history.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The 3rd floor permanent exhibit does a good job of walking you through the history of the State and its people in 90 minutes or so. Nicely done. One of the mini-theatre video presentations was not working, though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Everyone there is really sweet and I loved their gift shop.the only issue I had was in their Lewis and Clark exhibit they claim that it began in st Louis. I explained that this is wrong and that it actually began at the falls of the Ohio river or Louisville, KY

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Spend a few hours in this good historical museum. We really enjoyed the exhibits and feel we learned more about this great state.

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Additional Information about Oregon Historical Society

Address: 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Phone Number: 503-222-1741
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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