Tours

The Oregon Historical Society offers tours for groups of 10 to 60 people through our permanent and rotating exhibitions. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance, and discounts are available for adult group tours. Thanks to generous funding from the Oregon State Legislature, tours are free for all Oregon school groups. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guided tours are currently unavailable. Adult and student groups are welcome to book self-guided exhibition tours at this time.

School Tours

OHS’s exhibits offer K–20 immersive experiences that provoke discussions about the collections on display. Field trips are free for Oregon...

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Adult Tours

OHS welcomes adult and community groups to explore Oregon history. Reservations must be made in advance, and discounts are available for groups.

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Accessibility

The Oregon Historical Society is committed to providing accessible and inclusive experiences to our visitors.

Mobility

OHS’s front entrance is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers via the ramp located at 1200 SW Park Avenue. A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available at no charge and can be reserved at the admissions desk on a first-come, first-served basis. All of our galleries and our research library are accessible by elevator.

Restrooms

Restrooms are located on Levels 1 and 2 of the museum and all have accessible stalls. There is a single-occupancy gender-neutral restroom available on Level 2.

Accessible Admission Programs

Free Admission for Multnomah County Residents

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.

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Museums for All

OHS offers free admission for low-income families through the Museums for All national initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This program was created to make quality museum learning experiences available to everyone. Individuals and families (up to four) who present their SNAP or WIC Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card at the admissions desk will receive free admission and a 10% discount on purchases in the OHS Museum Store.

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Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families. The program runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173‐1 ID card, which includes active-duty U.S. military — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps — and up to five family members.

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Requesting Assistance

If you have issues filling out a Tour Request Form, please contact the education department at 503.306.5279 or by email at education@ohs.org.