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Museum / Interpretive Sites

Take a self-guided, narrated tour of the Oregon Trail:  TeleTales signposts help illuminate Oregon Trail facts and history as you journey back in time and explore Mt. Hood Territory like the original Oregon pioneers. Start at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, then bike, drive, or hike along portions of the trail using our Oregon Trail Map, including a stop at the old Barlow Road Tollgate near Rhododendron.

Museums, History & Interpretive Sites: Museum of the Oregon Territory tells the history of area that stretches from Alaska to California. Philip Foster Farm offers a glimpse into what daily life was like back in the 1800s. Looking to learn more about Oregon’s logging industry history? Stop by the volunteer-run Sandy Historical Museum in Sandy, Oregon. 

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.