Prairie schooner wagon at Philip Foster Farm

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Culture runs deep in the rivers and lands of the region. Learn about Mt. Hood Territory’s Native American past and traditions at the Museum of the Oregon Territory

Discover the Oregon Trail. Walk in the path of past pioneers when you visit sections of the Barlow Road. See stories of their journey and live historical interpreters at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive CenterPhilip Foster Farm offers a glimpse into what daily life was like back in the 1800s. 

Located in the heart of Government Camp, the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum  is a great starting point to understand the past and present of Mt. Hood life. On your way to Mt. Hood, stop at Sandy for a self-guided historic walking tour or drop by the volunteer-run Sandy Historical Museum. 

Other family friendly Oregon historical sites include a ride on the historic Canby Ferry or Oregon City’s outdoor elevator which is the only outdoor municipal elevator remaining in the U.S. 

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Heritage Trail App marks Oregon Trail's 175th Anniversary
This year marks the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail and the more than 400,000 people who embarked on the month's long journey to make Oregon their home.  As anyone who grew up playing...
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Mount Hood Territory Heritage Trail App on iphone
175th Anniversary of the Oregon Trail
Growing up in Oregon we learned at a young age about the importance of our home State in our nation's history. In particular, a town just outside of Portland named Oregon City since it is home to...
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a close up of a wagon wheel from End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center idea circle in Oregon's Mount Hood Territory
Take to the new Heritage Trail
There's a lot of history here in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory. We're the end of the Oregon Trail, we had the first newspaper west of the Rockies, first long-distance transmission of electricity, not t...
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Play the Oregon Trail game
Time to ramp that nostalgia up to 11, remember the old Oregon Trail game? Now you can play it right here.      You know Oregon must be kind of a big deal when thousands upon thousan...
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Tour highlights the spooky side of Oregon City
Oregon City is rich with history. It was the final destination for thousands of pioneers who traveled The Oregon Trail. It was the first city incorporated west of The Rockies. It served as the territ...
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Experience The Oregon Trail Without Getting Dysentery
The great migration along the Oregon Trail began in 1843, one of history’s most arduous journeys. Thousands of families made their way across the US in search of the promise land. However, once the...
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Geocaching - It All Began Here
Code Sheet / Redemption FormOregon’s Mt. Hood Territory is the home of geocaching.  Literally, the place where it all began. Back in May of 2000, when Dave Ulmer hid the world’s first...
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Living history at the End of the Oregon Trail
The pioneer past is literally at your fingertips at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Oregon City.  In the first of three buildings, you can see and touch many of the goods and...
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The arts draw visitors to Oregon's Mt Hood Territory
While outdoor recreation is a huge draw for Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory, many people come here to take in the cultural tourism assets that make The Territory such a unique destination. The story of O...
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