The Oregon Historical Society is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
Admission Rates

Daily General Admission

Members   Free

Multnomah County Residents
*requires proof of residency Free 

Adults   $11.00
Students (over 18 years)   $9.00
Seniors (over 60 years)   $9.00
Youth (6 - 18 years)   $5.00
Children (5 years and under)  Free

Become a member and your admission is FREE. Find out more here.

The Oregon Historical Society is a Blue Star Museum!


We Are A Blue Star MuseumBlue 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, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015. 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. For more information on this program click here.


Columbia Sportswear Supports Veterans!

Free admission June 26 – December 7


In conjunction with our exhibit WWII: A World at War, A State Transformed, Columbia Sportswear has stepped up to sponsor free admission for veterans, extending the benefits of the Blue Star Museum program to honor all military personnel past and present through the exhibit’s run (June 26 – December 7). Thanks to Columbia Sportswear’s generosity, active and retired military, National Guard & Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and their families (up to five members) can experience the exhibit free of charge. Thank you for your service to our country!


Oregon School Groups 

Students   FREE!
Adult/Chaperones   1 free for every 6 students
Additional Chaperones   $9.00 per adult


Out-of-State School Groups

Students (ages 6-18)   $3.50 each
Adult/Chaperones   1 free for every 6 students
Additional Chaperones   $9.00 per adult

Non-School Groups - Youths, Adults, Out-of-State College Students, and Seniors


Groups of 10 - 19   10% off regular admission rates
Groups of 20 or more   15% off regular admission rates


Group Reservations Please call (503) 222-1741 to make arrangements for group tours, or fill out a Pre-K~College or Adult & Senior Group Tour Request Form and fax it to (503) 221-2035. All requests must be pre-scheduled.

Free Days
Sunday, December 6, 2015 (Holiday Cheer)
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The Oregon Historical Society’s webstore is your source for general admission tickets as well as tickets to special events such as the Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum. It is also possible to become a member online and reap the many benefits of membership in the Oregon Historical Society.
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Tickets may also be purchased at the front desk during standard hours of operation.


Click here to find out how you can purchase a pass to the Oregon History Museum and other local attractions at a discount with the Portland Attractions Pass.


*Proof of Multnomah County residency can include a State Issued Identification Card, Driver’s License, or Utility Bill.  Library cards and TriMet passes are not valid forms of ID.

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