Rehabilitation of the McLoughlin House

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The McLoughlin House in Oregon City, a unit of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, is the retirement home of Dr. John McLoughlin, the chief factor of Fort Vancouver who provided much-needed assistance to Oregon Trail emigrants. The house, built in 1845, is one of Oregon’s oldest homes. This historic home is about to receive much-needed repairs and rehabilitation. During this work, it will close to the public starting December 2019, and will re-open in February, 2021. Follow our progress in this blog!

The Office and the Sewing Room

May 27, 2021 Posted by: Sarah Weber & Paula Hale, Park Guides

Learn about the history behind the McLoughlin House's Office and Sewing Room, and get a sneak peek at their new looks!


The Parlor

May 21, 2021 Posted by: Sarah Weber & Paula Hale, Park Guides

Learn about the McLoughlin House's Parlor, and get a sneak peek at the carpet that will be installed there as part of this rehabilitation project!


The Entry Hall

May 12, 2021 Posted by: Paula Hale & Sarah Weber, Park Guides

Learn more about the McLoughlin House's entry hall, and get a sneak peek into the entry hall's new look it will receive as part of the rehabilitation of the McLoughlin House!


Who Lived in the McLoughlin House?

December 27, 2019 Posted by: Meagan Huff, Curator

Who lived in the McLoughlin House? Learn more about the inhabitants of the site in the 1840s and 50s.


What Makes the McLoughlin House Special?

November 14, 2019 Posted by: Meagan Huff, Curator

As our mission states, the National Park Service preserves historic buildings across the United States for the “enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.” But what makes the McLoughlin House, in particular, worth preserving?


Celebrating the 235th Birthday of Dr. John McLoughlin

October 22, 2019 Posted by: Meagan Huff, Curator

On October 19, 2019, the National Park Service and the McLoughlin Memorial Association celebrated what would have been the 235th birthday of Dr. John McLoughlin. At this event, we also shared some of the details of the upcoming rehabilitation of this historic home for the first time!


Last updated: October 22, 2019

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