Hours and Information

Hours of Operation:

Our hours are from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday, and 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Last admission to Interpretive Center is 3:30 pm daily.

Location:

1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR 97045

Regular Admission Pricing:

Adults: $15

Seniors: $13

Youth (13-18): $13

Children (4-12): $11

Children (3 and under): FREE

Active Duty Military: FREE

New and exciting programs!

Buy an Annual Pass for unlimited admission into the interpretive center for one year – visit just twice and the pass has already paid for itself. Annual pass holders can choose one program per visit – choices are normal admission into the interpretive center, or a ticket for the Overland Tour. Passes also give a 10% discount in our Country Store gift shop, and free or reduced admission into a variety of partner organizations in the Clackamas County Heritage Council. Choose a Family Pass OR an Adult Pass: Our Family Pass for 2 adults, 2 children, and a guest is $100. Our Adult Pass for 2 adults and a guest is $75.

Group Passes also available These $200 annual passes grant admission into the Interpretive Center for groups (of any size) for one year.

Check out a Cultural Pass from any Clackamas County Library, or the Canby Public Library, which grants general admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children into the Interpretive Center. Find out more information about the Clackamas County Library option here, and find out more about the Canby Library option here.

Please visit our new Video Presentations page if you can’t make it in person. Note: we are also open for Facility Rentals!

You can reach our director Gail Yazzolino with any questions at gail@historicoregoncity.org

The Visitor Center

START HERE FOR TICKETS! Before and/or after you visit the Interpretive Center, please enjoy our state welcome center and country store.  Remember, all brochures and travel assistance offered at the Visitor Center are free!  Enjoy complimentary coffee or tea while younger guests explore the shop. The Visitor Center at the End of the Oregon Trail offers a great selection of local products and gifts in the Visitor Center. 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 offers the “Oregon’s First Peoples” and “Bound for Oregon” films, and exciting and interactive exhibits that include authentic Oregon Trail era activities and games. Visitors can pack their own wagon, dress up, make butter, and dip their own candles! Outside the Interpretive Center, enjoy the heritage garden and Abernethy Green.

The Overland Tour

The Overland Tour helps visitors walk in the footsteps of settlers along our Interpretive Trail, which features replica animals and landmarks, such as Independence Rock and Laurel Hill. A tour guide will act as your trail guide, leading visitors through a variety of hands-on activities and entertaining presentations about wagon packing, prairie wildlife, frontier camping and more. During the 1.5-hour tour, the tour guide will share fun facts about the dangers, tasks, and decisions pioneers experienced at jumping off towns, the Great Plains, forts, campsites, forks in the road, and their final destination in Oregon.

PLEASE NOTE: We ask that guests check-in for the Overland Tour by 10:00 so our staff has adequate time to prepare the necessary materials for your group. The Overland Tour is only offered during fair weather. Please call to confirm that we are offering it the day of your visit.

Girl Scouts can pick up a check list of Oregon Trail badge requirements – many of which can be completed in our center.

Mission Statement

Clackamas Heritage Partners responsibilities as guardians of our mission, 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.” Providing unique enriched programs, diverse and authentic stories
of history impacted by the Westward Migration ending at “The End of the Oregon Trail” influencing the
development of the Oregon territory.