Barclay House

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Coy V
Oregon City, OR77 contributions
Couple this with the McLoughlin House for sure.
Mar 2018 • Couples
This is right next to the McLoughlin House and they are usually both open at the same time and is must to get even more Oregon history!
Written August 15, 2018
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RSNN
Portland, OR6,303 contributions
McLoughlin House tour starts here It is the Museum office
Sep 2017 • Solo
The Barclay House is right next to the McLoughlin House. It is the former house of Dr. Forbes Barclay who was an explorer and associate of John McLoughlin. He was employed by the Hudson Bay Company and sent to Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River. He Served as physician for the settlers and local townspeople.

The Barclay house was built in 1849 near the waterfront. It was moved to its present location in 1936. Right next to the McLoughlin House on top of Singer Hill Bluff overlooking the Willamette River in Oregon City, Both Houses have been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2003.

The Barclay House has a gift shop that has many books about Oregon history, postcards, and various other souvenir items. You can also find many fliers for places of interest between the gift shop and the museum office. The room further inside to the west is where the tour of the McLoughlin house starts. I keep looking at the tall black hat sitting on a chair to my right. The type of hat popular back in those days. Something you see in old photos of Abe Lincoln.

A sidewalk sign was standing in front of the walk up to the Barclay House with tour times for the day. Tours are open to the public for FREE on Fridays and Saturdays.
Written September 4, 2017
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livedalot
Oregon City, OR165 contributions
Wonderful history !!
Mar 2017 • Couples
I love anything historical and this qualifys ! I love that old places like this are saved and taken care of. If you enjoy history, you will love this place. So interesting !
Written May 24, 2017
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simpleyme
Washington802 contributions
Start of the Mclaughlin House tour
Nov 2016 • Couples
This is right next door to the McLaughlin house and they do not really tell you about this house and you see very little of it. This is were the gift shop is an the offices of the McLaughlin house. The good news is it is free and the gift shop is well stocked with Oregon books and products. This is part of the McLaughlin house tour, It is free so although not real exciting free is always fantastic!
Written November 8, 2016
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Claudia C
Hillsboro, OR96 contributions
Historic House in Oregon City
Apr 2016 • Couples
This house served as the starting point for our tour of the McLoughlin House. I thought we were going to get a little more information and a tour of this house, but we did not. That's the only reason I rated it "average". The volunteers staffing the house were mainly involved with the tours for the McLoughlin House, they were very friendly and informed. Perhaps we should have asked more questions about the Barclay House and if they could show us around.
Written April 25, 2016
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half-Brit
Oregon Coast48,950 contributions
In the historic district
Apr 2015 • Couples
We were visiting this area and noticed the Barclay House. It's part of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and is open February through September, but Fridays & Saturdays only. We were there on a different day, so were able to see only the outside of the house. We thought it was not too impressive from the outside, but there are lovely old trees all around it.

Dr. Forbes Barclay built this house in the 1840's and it is one of only a few houses that have survived from that era. It's located next door to the better-known McLoughlin House.
Written June 17, 2015
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