Prairie schooner wagon at Philip Foster Farm

HERITAGE

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 Center. Philip 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.

TRIP IDEAS
North American Bigfoot Center Featured by Lonely Planet
The recently-opened North American Bigfoot Center in Boring is making waves with fans of the elusive cryptid and the curious traveler alike. The travel experts over at Lonely Planet included it in the...
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North American Bigfoot Center
Museum Store Sunday
Museum Store Sunday is the perfect opportunity to both find unique Christmas presents and experience the heritage of Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory....
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Gift shop at Philip Foster Farm
Bob Hill and the End of the Oregon Trail
Bob Hill has a deep connection to the Oregon Trail. Our latest podcast talks about his personal relation to the fabled trail, and how he keeps that memory alive....
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living history at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Christmas in the Country at Philip Foster Farm
If you are looking for a nod to the past this Christmas season there is no better place to visit in Mt. Hood Territory then Philip Foster Farm in Eagle Creek for their Christmas in the Country event....
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Vacations Where Couples Experience Romance and Adventure
Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory was recently featured in USA Today’s article “Nine outdoor getaways in the U.S. where romance and adventure meet.” The article highlights notable activities thro...
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Couple with daypacks walk across footbridge covered with leaves to begin a hike in the Molalla River Recreation Corridor.
History Comes To Life
As the official end of the Oregon Trail, Mt. Hood Territory has a storied history which comes to life at our museums and interpretive centers.  Last year marked the 175th anniversary of the Oreg...
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