Whether you’ve got an hour or a month, seniors or small children, you can have a good time starting at the End of the Oregon Trail!
Tour group reservations are customized to meet visitor’s expectations. Tours can be self-guided with interpreters available to answer questions or customized with many options:
- Presentation: In 30 minutes, a historically clothed interpreter can orient your group with an interactive presentation that includes volunteers and props. Content may be customized as well.
- Bound for Oregon: This 30-minute film traces the true stories of four pioneers making their way to Oregon. Hear their experiences in their own words – taken from their journals and letters.
- Heritage Gardens: Master Gardener volunteers meet with groups to talk about gardening in pioneer times and the sustainable gardening practices still used today.
- Heartstrings Music Performance: Enjoy the musical presentation of Nancy and Rob Downie in Heartstrings. They play a variety of instruments from the Oregon Trail era including hammered dulcimer, fiddle, mountain dulcimer, Native American flute, acoustic bass, and banjo.
- Hands-On Activities: Take part in history through activities such as candle dipping, butter making, packing the wagon, or surveying the land.
- ActiVote: Take advantage of ActiVote technology for groups; each visitor is given a handheld voting device to interact with a multiple-choice quiz on the theater big screen.
- Genealogy: Why is history so important? This activity aims to ignite a personal interest in history with an introduction to the topic of genealogy.
- “Westward Adventure” guided tour: Experience the information from our presentation while walking your own trail around our new nature trail led by a historically clothed interpreter through a variety of signs and hands-on props.
We are conveniently located off of I-205 just a short distance from downtown Portland, Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, and other must-see Oregon attractions. Our location features snacks and food available for purchase or group catering, historic Abernethy Green with the official end of the Oregon Trail marker, and ample parking, including bus and handicap spaces. Also on site, the state and county welcome center with free travel itineraries to continue your journey. Examples include:
- Historic Oregon City: Arch Bridge, municipal elevator, historic sites, riverfront parks, kayaking, and river cruises
- Willamette Valley: Outdoor art, wineries, antique shopping, historic buildings, horseback riding, and farm tours
- Clackamas County: Oregon Trail sites, museums, waterfalls, and Mt. Hood’s fishing, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, and hiking
Tour operators receive discounted admission prices for their groups. Contact Gail Yazzolino for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-657-9336 ex 107.