Mount Hood History & Museums: Hood River County Historical Museum

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Hood River County Historical Museum

Full of historic documents and pioneer artifacts, the Hood River County History Museum connects visitors with the rich, unique saga of the Hood River Valley in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge. Read More

  • Open March through October; closed during the winter months.
  • Almost 12,000 Native American, pioneer, and Japanese-American artifacts document regional culture.
  • Located at 300 E Port Marina Drive in Hood River, Oregon.


The Hood River County Pioneer Society has been amassing the collection comprising the exhibits at the Hood River County History Museum for more than 100 years. The museum opened in 1978 to provide a chronicle of the region’s diverse history through exhibits of artifacts, documents, and other memorabilia.

The museum’s permanent collections include nearly 12,000 artifacts representing Native American and pioneer life that shaped the region, and a historical timeline documenting major events in the county. In 2006, the museum opened a special exhibit to honor Japanese-American settlers in Hood River County, chronicling the hardships they faced while interred in camps after the WWII bombing of Pearl Harbor. Special and traveling exhibits often are featured at the museum as well.


300 E Port Marina Drive
Hood River, OR
(541) 386-6772


  • Summer (March-September): 10-5 Monday-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday
  • October: 1-5 daily
  • Winter (November-February): closed

The museum will be undergoing renovations soon, so be sure to call prior to making your trip to confirm hours.


Admission is free, but donations are used to help maintain the collections and are much appreciated.