Adult Tours

The Oregon Historical Society welcomes adult and community groups to explore the history of Oregon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guided tours are currently unavailable. Adult groups are welcome to book self-guided exhibition tours to explore the museum at their leisure. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance, and discounts are available for groups of 10 to 100 people. Thanks to the Multnomah County voters who passed the Oregon Historical Society levy (Measure 26-221) in May 2021, admission is free for all Multnomah County residents with proof of residency.

Book Your Visit

To schedule a tour, please complete the Adult Tour Request Form at least two weeks in advance of your tour. Separate forms must be submitted for each tour request. An OHS staff member will respond to your request within 2 to 5 business days. Please note your tour is not confirmed until you hear from us and have received a confirmation email. If you have any questions as you plan your tour, please call 503.306.5290.

Preparing for Your Visit

Please review the Steps for Successful Adult Tours so that you and your group know what to expect when you arrive at the Oregon Historical Society. Note that backpacks, food, and beverages are not permitted in the exhibitions. Groups will have access to the covered and heated outdoor Bishop Terrace, which provides storage and a lunch space for up to 60 people.

Before your tour, please read the Visit the Museum page to review visitor guidelines and current health and safety protocols.

Group Admission Rates

All Multnomah County residents enjoy FREE ADMISSION to our museum and library, thanks to Multnomah County voters who passed the Oregon Historical Society levy (Measure 26-221) in May 2021. Proof of residency is required.

Non-School Groups

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

*Group discount applied to youth, senior, and student admission rate if applicable.


Payment is required on the day of the tour in one lump sum by credit card, check, or cash. Purchase orders or requests for billing will not be accepted. Checks should be made out to the Oregon Historical Society.