Heritage Museum

Call ahead This experience may be open for on-site visitation; however, offerings and/or operating procedures may have changed due to COVID-19. Please verify details before you go and visit the COVID-19 Resources page for more information.

The mission of the Heritage Museum is to preserve and display the history and culture of the river town of Independence and Polk County through collections of artifacts, documents, and photographs and to make them available to the public by means of tours, programming and access to files and to work with other historical groups and community organizations. The museum has many items and exhibits on display including an exhibit on Independence’s history as the Hop Capital of the World, and the “On to Oregon” Cavalcade – a group that retraced the Oregon Trail in a wagon train ending in Independence.