The History Museum

The History Museum, Hood River: Hours, Address, The History Museum Reviews: 4/5

The History Museum
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Discover culture and history through fresh, engaging exhibits, and exciting programs. Permanent Exhibits include: Native American Culture, Early Settlers, Timber and Logging, Agriculture, Recreation, the Hood River Japanese American story, and Luhr Jensen & Sons: Where Legends Were Made. Children's Exploration Space features hands on activities and educational displays for families and children of all ages.
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JJSCPA
Whidbey Island, WA130 contributions
Solo
A stop here is a great start to a tour of the Columbia River Gorge. Aside from the River and Lewis & Clark, I had no idea about the history of this area of Oregon. The history and displays are unusually thorough and complete, and were a great background to have while visiting and appreciating the Columbia River Gorge.

The museum's website states that it is staffed by volunteers, and that 'open hours' may depend during inclement weather on the staff's ability to be there. Best to check if that's the case while you're there.
Written October 15, 2013
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sanda38
Bend, OR111 contributions
Couples
We enjoyed our visit to this small history museum in Hood River. Concise, well-presented local information. The Luhr Jensen exhibit was very interesting.
Written September 5, 2021
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A D
Marina del Rey, CA146 contributions
Couples
This is a small museum but has a lot of local history. $5 to enter. It covers the history from olden days up to present hang gliding and skiing.
Written June 27, 2016
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amfdolcevita
Knutsford, UK64 contributions
Friends
Thoroughly enjoyed our stop at this eclectic display....learned about Luhr and his family's contribution to the area as well as an excellent overview of the pioneers in the area. The Cemetery Tales performances gave an awesome insight into some of the lives lived. Loved it! Look forward to other events in future.
Definitely recommend a visit to museum and to engage with the staff who are interesting and interested to share their knowledge. Fantabulous!
Written September 20, 2014
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evergreen2009
Seattle, WA100 contributions
Couples
The museum is small but has a lot of interesting displays. We enjoyed the DVD on the history of the Japanese American community in Hood River and the presentation of Luhr Jensen. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. This is definitely worth a stop if you are near the Marina in Hood River. The small gift shop has some unique items and books.
Written August 26, 2014
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HARRY M
Tigard, OR1,037 contributions
Couples
Although not very large, it was very interesting. Very good presentation on one of the early founders of Hood River, Luhr Jensen, and his fishing lures as well as a very good presentation on the Japanese internment in the area. Well worth a visit.
Written December 26, 2013
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Vic_in_SB
Santa Barbara, CA283 contributions
Family
Showcasing the History of the Columbia Gorge and combined with the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center this is an outstanding Museum that you can easily spend several hours appreciating/ When I was there they had a 30 minute lecture on Raptor birds which included a live Hawk and a live Horned Owl. The museum has really cool exhibits and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
Written November 25, 2012
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cyndyc
Lincoln City, OR59 contributions
Couples
The movie shown throughout the day about the history of the River is interesting with many facts.
Written November 13, 2011
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paintingwoman
San Diego16 contributions
Couples
Get the local flavor here. See how it was a hundred years ago...
Written September 13, 2011
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Charlotte P
Puyallup, WA438 contributions
I had an afternoon to spend with my granddaughter and we checked out the History Museum. It was immediately fun because they had a scavenger hunt for kids. A wonderful way to work your way around. The exhibits were very appropriate for the local area. At the end, they had a fun place for kids to put "hands on" things they might have not experienced. My 7 year old typed on a typewriter, played "dress up" played checkers, and worked on a loom (which she really enjoyed). They had modern kite sailing exhibits and information. Its a small place, worthy of about an hour to an hour and a half. Admission was $5.00 for adults and free for kids
Written September 4, 2019
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The History Museum is open:
  • Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM