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“Very interesting view into history”

Oregon State Hospital - Museum of Mental Health
Ranked #16 of 85 things to do in Salem
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located in the historic Kirkbride building built in 1883, the Oregon State Hospital is the oldest working psychiatric facility on the west coast. The OSH Museum is a non-profit, volunteer-run business that provides a fascinating look into the past practices and history of mental health in Oregon. As a self-guided tour, you will be able to explore 2500 Square Feet of exhibits at your own pace and engage in interactive displays. The museum is open: Tuesdays 12pm -4pm, Wednesdays 12pm-4pm, Thursdays 12pm-4pm, Fridays 12pm - 4pm and Saturdays 12pm - 4pm Admission: General: $5.00 Seniors(65+): $4.00 and Students:$4.00, children under 10 are free with an adult)
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

We saw this on trip advisor and as a nurse I was very interested. It is small but well done showing methods of mental health treatment. I thought we would see more of the tools but the samples they had were well done. They only accept cash so that was a disadvantage but one of our party fortunately had enough on him and the ladies were gracious enough to allow us to mail back a donation if we hadn't had cash. 5 adults and one child was only 20 $ so not to bad. All and all worth the stop.

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