Today, we visited Historic Oregon City, Oregon.  Our first stop was the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.  We watched a docent talk about the different kinds of food that would be prepared on the Oregon trail.  Then we watched a video that talked about the Oregon trail and the hardships the travelers endured.

From there we rode the Oregon City Historic Trolley to the Museum of Oregon Territory.  We spent most of our time on the second floor where there were lots of period clothing, pictures, and artifacts dating back to the mid 1800’s.  We saw the falls from the third floor, but the water level was low due to Salmon spawning season.  Our next stop was the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House.  This was a very interesting docent led tour that lasted around 45 minutes.  If you love to hear about history, you’ve got to go and see it.  We found out that the Oregon City Municipal Elevator was just a few blocks from the Heritage house, so we walked down to the elevator & took a ride.  Finally, we walked back to the Heritage house and caught the Trolley back to our starting point.  We started walking around the grounds and discovered we had missed another part of the Interpretive Center.  There was another docent led show that discussed the Oregon Trail in more detail.  My wife and I had a great day seeing the sites and learning about the history of Oregon City and the Oregon Territory.

Till next time,  I love Oregon City