Street Address
300 E. Marina Drive
Hood River, OR 97031
Mailing Address
PO Box 781
Hood River, OR 97031
Re-Opening Fall 2012
Daily10 AM - 5 PM
closed on major US Holidays (or weather related emergencies)
General Admission: $3
Currently Serving US Military and their families: Free
Museum Members: free
Children under 10: Free
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Connie Nice, Museum Coordinator
phone: 541-386-6772
Casey Housen, AmeriCorp Member / Education and Volunteer Cord.
phone: 541-386-6772


Grand Re-Opening of The History Museum in the fall of 2012. All new galleries and displays. Come explore the unique history of Hood River County, from apples and pears to windsurfing.


To celebrate Hood River County's diverse cultural heritage and preserve it's unique story.


This rich collection began with the Pioneer Society in 1907 and has been added to by members of the community for over 100 years.

The current museum building was opened to the public in 1978 and was built from generous community support and donations.

Educational programs, special events and archive collection materials are supported through private donations, contributions, museum memberships and grants.

Artifacts Collections

The museum has a diverse artifact collection which is constantly being inventoried and processed into a state-of-the-art museum collection database system that documents over 11,000 artifacts.......with more being added weekly.

  • Textiles
  • Fruit Industry
  • Windsurfing
  • Japanese Internment WWII
  • Native American
  • Early Settlers

Research Collections

Extensive Photographic Collection (currently being digitized for on-line access). Historical family biographical files and general interest collection.


Performance Areas


The History Museum is a department of Hood River County and managed by an advisory board appointed by the County Board of Commissioners.


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes


Wheelchair Accessible


The History Museum is a great place for tours and special events. There is a full service museum store offering merchandise related to Hood River County and the museum collection and exhibits. Outside picnic area also with quick access to the river beaches offers a great visitors stop.

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours