End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Visit the End of the Oregon Trail for its historical exhibits, films, and interactive activities. Outside, walk the last portion of the wagon route, now an interpretive trail. Young pioneer enthusiasts can join craft workshops and dress in period clothing. Throughout the experience, learn more about the covered wagon journey from docents. To see more of the region, visit on a tour that also includes stops at Willamette Falls and other Oregon City attractions.
Things to Know Before You Go
End of the Oregon Trail is a must-visit for history buffs and pioneer enthusiasts.
The museum’s main exhibits and paved interpretive walkway are wheelchair accessible.
The center has public Wi-Fi.
You can purchase snacks, drinks, and souvenirs at the center’s country store.
How to Get There
The End of the Oregon Trail is easy to reach by car from Portland—it takes about a half-hour to drive the 12-mile (19-kilometer) trip. If you do not have a car, visit by bus or simplify the journey by booking a tour that includes a stop at the interpretive center.
When to Get There
The museum is open daily, year-round with slightly reduced hours on Sunday. You can visit anytime for a self-guided tour and take part in the many interactive activities. In summer, the center also hosts numerous festivals, concerts, performances, and events. See the online event calendar to plan your trip.
Other Attractions in the Willamette Valley
In addition to being home to the end of the Oregon Trail, the Willamette Valley boasts numerous attractions. Extend your trip by exploring Oregon’s wine country, hiking the area’s nature trails, and visiting Willamette Falls. While in Oregon City, walk its historic downtown and visit attractions such as the McLoughlin House and Oregon City Municipal Elevator.
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