Hours of Operation:
In our efforts to contribute to public health and Coronavirus mitigation standards, we are temporarily closed. We look forward to reopening when it is safe to do so. Stay well everyone! More local coronavirus information can be found here.
You can reach our director Gail Yazzolino with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR 97045
Admission & Pricing
New and exciting programs are coming soon!
Buy an Annual Pass for unlimited admission into the interpretive center for one year – visit just twice and you’re already experiencing the pass discount. Annual pass holders can only choose one program per visit – either the interpretive center or the Overland Tour, not both. 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. Our Family Pass for 2 adults, 2 children, and a guest is $75. Our Adult Pass for 2 adults and a guest is $50.
Group Passes also available for facilities– These $200 annual passes grant admission for groups of any size for one year brought by a pass-holding facility center.
Clackamas County Cultural Pass from your local library grants general admission for up to 2 adults and 6 children. Visitors with the Cultural Pass can only choose one program per visit – either the interpretive center or the Overland Tour, not both Find out more about this option here
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 is free! Relax in our lounge with a complimentary coffee or tea while the kids work on pioneer-inspired games. The Visitor Center at the End of the Oregon Trail offers displays on the Oregon Trail and Clackamas County history, as well as a great selection of local products and gifts in the Country Store, which now features a selection of healthy lunches and snacks including smoked salmon, cheese and jerky. 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 “Bound for Oregon” featured film, genealogy assistance for descendants of pioneers, and exciting and interactive exhibits that include period games and crafts like candle dipping and making a rag doll. Pack your wagon, dress like a pioneer, make butter and fill out a land claim, too! Outside the Interpretive Center, enjoy the heritage garden and Abernethy Green with pioneer lawn games.
The Overland Tour
The Overland Tour helps visitors walk in the footsteps of pioneers along the Oregon Trail Experience Interpretive Trail, which features replica animals and landmarks, such as Independence Rock and Laurel Hill. A tour guide will act as the wagon master, guiding 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.
Girl Scouts can pick up a check list of Oregon Trail badge requirements – many of which can be completed in our center.
To preserve the heritage, educate the public, and interpret the history of the Oregon Territory, Clackamas County, and Oregon City, the Western Terminus of the Oregon Trail.