The museum is located on the site of Robert Newell's 1844 home which was torn down. Oregon State Society Daughters of the American Revolution built a restoration in 1959. The first floor is furnished reminiscent of the 1860's. The second floor has pioneer quilts, coverlets, examples of fine handiwork, and a collection of gowns worn by the wives of Oregon's governors at their husband's inaugerations. A pioneer jail and school house adjoin.
Take exit 278 off Interstate 5 following signs to Champoeg State Park entrance. Parking for the museum is located 200 ft west, outside the park.
Open 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. Adult groups & school tours, anytime by appointment - minimum $20.00. Admission: Ages 4 - 11 $1.00 12 & Over $2.00.
Many Historic Houses have been preserved throughout Oregon.