Mount Hood History & Museums: The Gorge White House, Hood River Oregon

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Gorge White House

An elegant historic home with distinctive Dutch Colonial architecture, The Gorge White House is a great place to experience local farming culture and sample the Hood River Valley’s bountiful harvest.

  • Open daily 10-6 June-September, Friday-Monday April-May & October.
  • Lovely historic Dutch Colonial home and century-old farm.
  • Located 4 miles south of Hood River on Highway 35.
  • Sample fresh local fruits and vegetables and browse local products.


The Gorge White House, which sits just south of Hood River, Oregon on Highway 35 (the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway), offers visitors a lovely example of the fruit farming culture that has characterized Hood River County since the early 1900s. This beautiful Dutch Colonial Revival home was built in 1910, and is owned and run by a fourth-generation orchardist family. The White House recently opened its first floor to the public, and the structure was listed in the National Registry of Historic Places in 2007.

The architecture alone is worth a visit to the Gorge White House. The Dutch Colonial style is represented via the home’s gambrel roof, classic entablature, oval and arched keystone windows, transoms, balconies, and fluted columns, among many other classic colonial features.

If the beauty of the home isn’t enough, sampling the local fares will certainly attract visitors to this lovely site. The working farm at the Gorge White House produces several pear varieties plus heirloom apples, blueberries, strawberries, and table grapes. In addition, locally-crafted products available in the White House shop include wines, jams and dried fruit, microbrews, gourmet foods and sauces. The farm’s fields also produce flowers, including daffodils, tulips, gladioli, lilies, and a stunning crop of dahlias.


2265 Highway 35
Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 386-2828

Located 4 miles south of Hood River on the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway (Highway 35).


June – September: open daily 10-6
April, May, & October: open Friday-Monday, 10-6 (by appointment Tuesday-Thursday)