Wasco Country Historical Society/The Rorick House

This listing is provided by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce

Explore the rich history of The Dalles at the Rorick House Museum, an iconic landmark also known as the Malcolm A. Moody House. Originally constructed in1850 as a two-room residence for non-commissioned officers from Fort Dalles, it holds the distinction of being the oldest remaining house in The Dalles.

Throughout its storied past, the Moody/Rorick House has witnessed transformations, once serving as the dwelling of U.S. Representative Malcolm A. Moody before evolving into the museum it is today. Presently, it proudly houses the headquarters of the Wasco County Historical Society. This organization is dedicated to fostering an appreciation for local heritage by maintaining the Rorick House for public access. Their mission extends to preserving and disseminating historical information about the country’s people, places, and events.

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating stories held within the walls of the Moody/Rorick House. As the oldest home in The Dalles, it serves as a living testament to the city’s evolution, making it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and curious minds alike.