HISTORY & HERITAGE TRIP
Stay in the heart of it all: Wilsonville. Whether you’re visiting for a few hours or a few days, you’ll find History & Heritage Trip itineraries here packed with ideas to help you plan your trip.
- Tualatin Ice Age Trail
- Oregon Trail
- Old Town and Charbonneau Walking Tours
- Historic Cemeteries
- Canby Ferry
Pay respect to the Oregon servicemen who lost their lives in the Korean War.
Push through the boundaries of time and launch back 18,000 years at the Tualatin Ice Age Trail(A) where you can unearth evidence of a prehistoric world frozen behind ancient ice and rock. The self-guided tours feature the discovery sites where the archeological remains of a mastodon and ground sloth were found. Choose from seven tours that tell the Oregon story with details of landslide, flood and fossil. The “Tour for a Rainy Day” takes visitors inside the Tualatin Heritage Center.
Begin your morning into Oregon’s history and heritage at the Canby Ferry(E), where the first Oregonians cast handmade rafts from the Willamette riverbank centuries ago. Starting at the ferry will give you scenic daytime views as you embark on a day of historic exploration. After setting foot on the south side of the river, stop at the Baker Prairie Cemetery(F), established in 1863.
Learn about life on the Oregon frontier at Champoeg State Heritage Area.
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Extra points if they’re waterproof. Wear reflective clothing to stay safe through dusk and dawn. Wilsonville makes a great basecamp for your history & heritage trip. Stay the night (or two). Find local restaurants, breweries and wineries scattered throughout Wilsonville to keep you energized.
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