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Review of McLoughlin House

McLoughlin House
Ranked #6 of 46 things to do in Oregon City
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Owner description: The luxurious mid 19th century home of entrepreneur and Oregon City founder John McLoughlin.
Reviewed September 8, 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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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 century. I should also note that this is not the original site of the homes or grave site. They were moved here from it's original location near the river.

The Visitor Center is located next door in the Barclay House. It has a small gift shop and restrooms. Tours are timed and last approximately one hour. You are free to wander the grounds but you must be on a tour to get into the house. Tours are FREE.

The tour starts at the gravesite. The docent begins with the history of who John McLoughlin is and what he did. From there you will enter the house. All the rooms were furnished and in excellent condition. Unfortunately photography is not allowed inside at all. The tour was extremely informative and our docent was very knowledgeable. He gave a thorough brief on John McLoughlin's life and his accomplishments.

This stop is a must for anyone who enjoys historical homes and history. The grounds are beautiful and it would be a great place to have a picnic lunch. As usual the National Park Service does an outstanding job.

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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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