History & Heritage

From notable landmarks such as the Barlow Road, which took pioneers along the Oregon Trail up and over Mt. Hood to the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway, which is being restored mile by mile, you don’t have to travel far within Hood River County to feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

Hood River County Museum

History & Heritage Resources

Learn more about the cultural and natural history of the Gorge. Consider taking a ride on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler, an authentic triple-deck paddle wheeler. Meander the streets of Hood River’s historic downtown, which includes numerous buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. And, if you’re really curious, check out the Historic Hood River photo blog, which includes hundreds of photos and commentary from locals (historichoodriver.com). Learn about Native American history, the early pioneers of the Columbia River Gorge, and the natural history of this area by taking a drive to the Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center and Museum or the Hutson Museum.

Culture & Museums

215 Cascade Avenue
Hood River, OR 97031
5000 Discovery Drive
The Dalles, OR 97058
300 E Port Marina Drive
Hood River, OR 97031
502 State Street
Hood River, OR 97031
4967 Baseline Drive
Parkdale, OR 97041
1412 13th Street
Ste 100 Bldg A
Hood River, OR 97031
35 Maryhill Museum Drive
Goldendale, WA 98620
110 SE Caruthers
Portland, OR 97214
1600 Air Museum Road
Hood River, OR 97031