At The History Museum of Hood River County, we believe a museum is a place not just for storing unique objects, but rather, it’s a place for people to engage, interact and ponder. This is because education involves active participation which is why we offer a wide array of events and exhibitions that range from celebration to education, targeting both adult audiences and the entire family. We invite you to peruse our upcoming schedule and plan a special day with us.

We would like to bring the current exhibition, Ingenious! to you while the Museum is closed and you're unable to visit us yourselves.

In celebrating the amazing, creative, inventive people we have living here in the Gorge, we will be highlighting a few of the people and their inventions who are part of our exhibition.


Here's the first in our series—

Collapsible Baby Stroller, 2000

Inventors Andreas von Flotow and Scott A. Sutherland
On loan from Andy von Flotow

This baby stroller is especially designed for use while jogging. Its unique releasable locking and folding mechanism allows the user to fold and unfold the stroller with one hand.

Tales of local personalities
and politics mix with our architectural heritage to sketch Hood River’s colorful history.

The History Museum's ever-popular
Walking Tours of Downtown Hood River

are scheduled to begin again this summer—the dates will be announced as soon as it is determined that the public will be safe in gatherings. No reservations are necessary. We have met at the Hood River Hotel, corner of Oak and First Streets, usually in the mornings to avoid the heat  and we take the 90-minute walk through history.

Private Tours Available

If your social group, weekend guests, or family would like to schedule a private tour, When the Museum is open again, please call to arrange a date and time. Minimum group of 6 people; maximum 15 people.

The tours last approximately 90 minutes and tickets are $10 each —which includes one free entrance to the Museum. You're encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, hats and to bring water if the forecast is for a sunny day.


The History Museum is pleased to offer its galleries as the perfect backdrop to your special gathering. The Atrium Gallery’s soaring architecture provides a dramatic setting for private parties or corporate events. More imaginative than a restaurant, more intimate than a theater, the flexible space has polished stone floors and two-story tall wooden columns.


Musical Performances

The music community has discovered the amazing acoustics of the Atrium Gallery. An intimate venue with seating capacity foran audience of about 80 people, the museum creates a close-
up and personal musical experience.


Private Parties/Corporate Events

Our gracious environment provides a distinctive space for after hours meetings or receptions. Access to a small kitchen area where a refrigerator and microwave are available.


300 E Port Marina Dr, Hood River, OR 97031

MAILING ADDRESS / PO BOX 781, Hood River, OR 97031

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