Historic Sites & Landmarks in Oregon
Hannah and Eliza Gorman House
The Hannah and Eliza Gorman House was built by Black women pioneers in 1857-66, when it was illegal for them to own property in Oregon. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.
Oregon City, Oregon
The Georgian-style home of Dr. John McLoughlin, founder and mayor of Oregon City, built in 1846. Moved from its original location by the river in 1909, it is now a museum and part of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
St. Johns Bridge
Completed in 1931, St. John's Bridge is the only suspension bridge in the Willamette Valley. It is famed for its Gothic-inspired pylons and supports, for which the adjacent Cathedral Park is named.
Founded in 1841, this home of Methodist missionaries is one of the oldest remaining frame houses in the Pacific Northwest. Moved here from its original location, it is now part of the Mission Mill Museum.
Historic Elsinore Theatre
Designed to resemble the castle in Shakespeare's Hamlet, the Elsinore Theater was completed in 1926 and considered the finest theater between Portland and San Francisco. Its first shows were silent movies and vaudeville acts.
John D. Boon House
The oldest single-family house in Salem, this was the home of Oregon's treasurer John D. Boon. Originally built next to the first State Treasury building (Boon's Treasury), it was moved to the Willamette Heritage Center in 1972.
Built in 1930, this small covered bridge over Mosby Creek has been restored and is now open only to pedestrians.
Bush House Museum
Built in 1878 by Asahel Bush, founding editor of the Oregon Statesman newspaper and co-founder of Salem’s Ladd & Bush Bank, Bush House is now a museum offering free tours.
Thomas Kay Woolen Mill
Founded in 1889 by Thomas Lister Kay, this mill produced wool blankets and fabrics for 70 years, playing a critical role in Salem's early economic stability. It is open to the public as part of the Mission Mill Museum.
McMenamins Imbrie Hall
Completed in 1866 by Robert Imbrie, this farmhouse is now part of the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, a McMenamins property containing several pubs. Imbrie Hall is not usually open to the public but is available as an event venue.