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Willamette Heritage Center, Salem

(4.3/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • I had been once before with my friend and I was excited to bring my husband to see this. There are neat old buildings that are important to Oregon history that have been saved and moved her very cool!...  more »
  • I took my parents to see the museum. We were impressed with the exhibits and the varied history presented. We plan on returning soon as we missed few sites. 
  • Mainly focused on the wool mill - lots of great information on the whole milling process, but the cobwebs have been left in place a bit too long - needs a good going over to look more inviting. There ...  more »
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  • A little too boring for my taste
  • Great museum, great resource for education.