Hours and Information

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm, Sunday 10:30am – 5:00pm

Please be advised that we suggest an hour and a half to see everything in the interpretive center. The last admission at 4pm.

We are closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Location:

1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR 97045

Admission & Pricing


Guided Outdoor Overland Tour


Walk in the pioneers’ footsteps with an outdoor guided tour that features educational activities about wagon packing, prairie wildlife, and frontier camping. This tour lasts 1.5 hours and is offered twice daily at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, weather permitting.

Overland Tour Pricing:

  • Adults: $13
  • Seniors (60+): $9
  • Youth (13-18): $9
  • Children (4-12): $8
  • Children 3 and under and free, as well as active military personnel (with ID).


Self- Guided Interpretive Center Admission

Experience the self-guided interactive exhibits, feature film, and pioneer crafts inside the center. Visitors typically spend 1.5 hours inside, but are welcome to stay longer. Last admission into the interpretive center is 4 pm.

  • Adults: $13
  • Seniors (60+): $9
  • Youth (13-18): $9
  • Children (4-12): $8
  • Children 3 and under and free, as well as active military personnel (with ID).

Both!

Don’t want to choose? Visitors who purchase tickets to both programs – the interpretive center and the Overland Tour – receive a 50% discount on one of the tickets. 2 pm is the latest visitors can experience both programs.

  • Adults: $19.50
  • Seniors (60+): $13.50
  • Youth (13-18): $13.50
  • Children (4-12): $12
  • Children 3 and under and free, as well as active military personnel (with ID).

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 facilitiesThese $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.

Mission Statement

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