pieces of history Oregon Heritage
The quote, “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it” doesn’t hold water here. If you don’t know where the ghost towns, underground tours, and Native American Pow Wows are, read on. Since we’d hate for you to drive right past any of Oregon’s past without being any the wiser, we’ve collected our favorite glimpses into history here.
Heceta Head Lighthouse is Back
You can learn much about our state by exploring the many towering whitewashed wonders that rise above the Oregon…
Cultural Oregon: Covered Bridges
Our Oregon heritage offers cultural travelers an opportunity to step back in time, and covered bridges illustrate some…
Covered Bridges Trip EV Itinerary
There’s a distinct charm to a covered bridge. The sound of rushing water echoes off the walls, sunlight slants in…
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Featuring Heritage Museums
Oregon history comes to life at its many heritage centers. From Lewis and Clark and the Oregon Trail to the WPA and Chinese immigrants on the railroad, Oregon’s past is on view at our museums.
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Visit the 50 covered bridges around the state and we promise you’ll be in awe of the range of design and breathtaking views.
Specters of the past linger in Oregon’s many ghost towns.…
From American Indian heritage to the Oregon Trail, Oregon has a strong sense of its past to share.
Oregon history comes to life at its many heritage museums.
Oregon's American Indian tribes share their tribal legacy and history with visitors from around the globe.
Still standing watch along the coast, Oregon's many lighthouses house the maritime history of years gone by.
Old West & Oregon Trail
The Old West is alive and well in Oregon's dude ranches, small towns, rodeos, and historic Oregon Trail.