Statewide Oregon Trail Sites

The End of the Oregon Trail is just the beginning! Our interpretive center is just one of many fascinating sites that tell the story of the Oregon Trail within this state. If you are looking to inspire your own pioneer spirit and celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail in 2018, start by exploring this sample of landmarks and sites throughout the state.

“I have a great desire to see Oregon. The beautiful scenery, the wild animals and Indians and natural curiosities in abundance.” – Elizabeth Wood, 1851

Rivers and Oceans / Life along the Waterways

Oregon’s waterways were vital to every part of life in this region from its earliest days. Explore the many ways the rivers and oceans shaped Oregon’s history.





Celilo Park Confluence Project, The Dalles

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, The Dalles

 Sandy River Delta Confluence Project, Troutdale

Willamette Falls, Oregon City

 Museum of the Oregon Territory, Oregon City

Champoeg State Park, St. Paul

Willamette Heritage Center, Salem

Chachalu Museum & Cultural Center, Grand Ronde

Maritime Museum, Portland

Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria

Heritage Museum, Astoria

Hanthorn Cannery Museum, Astoria

 Lewis & Clark National Historic Park, Astoria

Fort Stevens, Astoria

Following the Last Leg of the Oregon Trail

From wagon ruts to pioneer homesteads, the legacy of the Native American tribes and the early pioneers can still be seen throughout this state.





National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City  

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, Umatilla Reservation, Pendleton

Heritage Station Museum, Pendleton

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum 

Sites along the Barlow Road: Tollgate, Pioneer Women’s Grave, etc.

Mt Hood Cultural Center & Museum, Government Camp

Philip Foster Farm, Eagle Creek

End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Oregon City

McLoughlin House, Oregon City

Willamette Locks, West Linn

Champoeg State Park, St. Paul

Willamette Heritage Center, Salem

Living on the Land; Social History, Industry, & Agriculture

Many people traveled the Oregon Trail in search of fertile land they could call home. See firsthand how pioneers of many diverse people groups transformed Oregon Territory into their new home.




High Desert Museum, Bend

Museum at Warm Springs, Warm Springs

Museum of the Oregon Territory, Oregon City

Stevens Crawford Museum, Oregon City

Rose Farm, Oregon City

Willamette Heritage Center, Salem

Yamhill Historical Society & Museum, Lafayette

Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, McMinnville

Chachalu Museum & Cultural Center, Grand Ronde

Willamette Locks, West Linn

Lake Oswego Preservation Society & George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego

 Lake Oswego Heritage Center, Lake Oswego

Oregon Historical Society, Portland

Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

Pittock Mansion, Portland

Washington County Historical Museum, Hillsboro