End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Oregon City

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Historic Oregon City is a 501c3 nonprofit at the official End of the Oregon Trail in historic Oregon City. The Visitor Center:

The Visitor Center at the End of the Oregon Trail also offers changing displays on the Oregon Trail and Clackamas County history, as well as a great selection of local products and gifts in the Country Store. Check out our calendar for upcoming events at the Center and throughout Historic Oregon City.

The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center:

The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center reopened in July 2013 with a new "Bound for Oregon" featured film, interactive learning programs, exciting exhibits with a focus on free play and "please touch" spaces, group programs and 24/7 outdoor signage implementing smart phone technology. Plan your group or school tour today with our online form.

Admission & Pricing:

$13/adults, $9/seniors, $9/youth (ages 13-18), $7 children (ages 4-17). Children 3 and under are free, as well as active military personnel (with ID).

Guests need to check-in at the Visitor Center for tickets and a movie schedule (last tour of the day is at 3pm). Remember, all brochures and travel assistance offered at the Visitor Center is free! Before and/or after you visit the Interpretive Center, please enjoy our newly renovated Visitor Center lounge and Country Store where you can buy locally made gifts, books and more. Relax in our lounge while the kids work on pioneer-inspired games and dress-up in pioneer clothing for our "Who's Traveling the Trail" blog.

Our mission is to "preserve the heritage, educate the public, and interpret the history of the Oregon Trail, Clackamas County and Oregon City, the western terminus of the Oregon Trail." HOC develops and manages programs offered at the Visitor Center and continues to develop educational services for schools and groups in Oregon.
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  • The museum provides a great look at this part of history by various hands-on activities, dress up, short movies, games, and reading of posted facts at displays. All age groups were able to enjoy the.....  more »
  • As a child of the 90s who played the video game, coming to the End of the Oregon Trail was a delight. The museum features great family activities, a video about the trail, and a lot about the history....  more »
  • Gotta love this place. Besides the awesome history and the people that insure we remember it, there are always great family friendly events here during the summer. Thank you Oregon City, and everyone else, that make this one of our favorite local attractions!
  • If you're a local, become a tourist in your own city. And if you're not local you can learn so much by stopping in. This is a great place to educate yourself on the longest emigration in America, the horrors and successes on the trails and the general history of Oregon. Take your kids! They'll love it.

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