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Willamette Heritage Center, Salem

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The Willamette Heritage Center is a non-profit museum located in Salem, Oregon. Formed from the merger of two established historical organizations (the Mission Mill Museum and the Marion County Historical Society) the WHC collects, cares for, interprets, showcases, and promotes understanding of an education about the history of the Mid-Willamette Valley region, including Marion County and the greater Salem area. It is anchored by the historic early settlement buildings dating to the 1840s, the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill and its archival and library holdings.
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  • The first time I took my sister on this tour. I was surprised to find an ancestors pictures on the walls. So much to see and weather was FANTASTIC . We did part of the tour then after lunch we went ba...  more »
  • One of the fascinating local heritage sites. While the homes have been moved to this location from their original spots, they are still period furnished and kept up very well. The crafty stores are al...  more »
  • After paying a modest admission tee guests are presented with materials on a self-guided tour. The recreated historic houses are interesting but the "tour" of the mill is a bit disappointing. On Wedne...  more »
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  • We held a reception in the dye house. The staff was wonderful and very helpful. The experience was low stress. Staff was available for minor changes on the day of our reception. We highly recommend holding your event/receptions/party, etc. at this beautiful location.
  • The history is beautiful and tour the 1st houses build here in oregon the mill was interesting but i love the houses more
  • This is a beautiful site with amazing historical buildings. So much history to learn and share with family and friends. They have special family fun events though-out the year. This site provides beautiful event venues for special occasions or meetings.
  • Beautiful and historical place. I love to attend events there.
  • Great venue for the wedding. We did our ceremony and reception in the spinning room and it worked out great. We had no complaints and had a great time!

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