Research Library Closed Tuesday April 7 & Wednesday April 8
Due to building maintenance projects, the Oregon Historical Society research library will be closed to the public on April 7 & 8, re-opening on Thursday, April 9. Library staff will be available by phone or email to answer any research questions. We apologize for the inconvenience! 


The Oregon Historical Society is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Admission Rates

Daily General Admission

Members   Free

Multnomah County Residents
*requires proof of residency Free 

Adults   $11.00
Students (over 18 years)   $9.00
Seniors (over 60 years)   $9.00
Youth (6 - 18 years)   $5.00
Children (5 years and under)  Free

Become a member and your admission is FREE. Find out more here.

Oregon School Groups 

Students   FREE!
Adult/Chaperones   1 free for every 6 students
Additional Chaperones   $9.00 per adult


Out-of-State School Groups

Students (ages 6-18)   $3.50 each
Adult/Chaperones   1 free for every 6 students
Additional Chaperones   $9.00 per adult

Non-School Groups - Youths, Adults, Out-of-State College Students, and Seniors


Groups of 10 - 19   10% off regular admission rates
Groups of 20 or more   15% off regular admission rates


Group Reservations Please call (503) 222-1741 to make arrangements for group tours, or fill out a Pre-K~College or Adult & Senior Group Tour Request Form and fax it to (503) 221-2035. All requests must be pre-scheduled.

Free Days

Saturday, February 14, 2015 (Oregon Statehood Day)

Saturday, May 16, 2015 (Annual Meeting of the Membership)

Saturday, October 24, 2015 (Oregon Archives Crawl)

Sunday, December 6, 2015 (Holiday Cheer)

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Purchase Online
The Oregon Historical Society’s webstore is your source for general admission tickets as well as tickets to special events such as the Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum. It is also possible to become a member online and reap the many benefits of membership in the Oregon Historical Society.
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Tickets may also be purchased at the front desk during standard hours of operation.


Click here to find out how you can purchase a pass to the Oregon History Museum and other local attractions at a discount with the Portland Attractions Pass.


*Proof of Multnomah County residency can include a State Issued Identification Card, Driver’s License, or Utility Bill.  Library cards and TriMet passes are not valid forms of ID.

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