The Oregon Historical Society

The gateway to Oregon’s past

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Explore Oregon’s past at the Oregon Historical Society! Located on the historic South Park Blocks in downtown Portland, the Oregon Historical Society’s museum is open seven days a week and features original and traveling exhibitions that tell stories of the people, places, and events that have shaped Oregon and American history. Our world-class research library is open Tuesday through Saturday and is the perfect place to research a historic home or find a long-lost pioneer relative. Monthly programs are typically free and open to the public and feature authors, historians, and artists. Don’t forget to stop by the museum store for a perfectly, uniquely Oregon souvenir!


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205


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Research Library Reference Desk
p 503.306.5240 (voicemail)

Museum & Store Hours

Closed December 24 – 25 for Christmas Eve and Day

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sundays: Noon – 5pm

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Library Hours

Also closed December 22 – 23 and December 26

Tuesday: 1pm – 5pm
Wednesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm

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