Dr. John McLoughlin was a trained physician who served as the chief factor of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Vancouver from 1825 to 1845. There, he was responsible for overseeing a vast fur trading operation that stretched from Northern California to Alaska. McLoughlin also provided assistance to exhausted, starving American emigrants arriving at Vancouver after crossing the long and difficult Oregon Trail. After his retirement in 1846, he settled into this home by the Willamette Falls in Oregon City.
Visiting the McLoughlin House
The McLoughlin House is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM. Tours are free, and depart from the Barclay house located nextdoor, at the top of every hour. Tours that wish to begin outside of this schedule will be considered when staffing allows. Tour reservations are not required. Occupancy of the McLoughlin house upstairs landing is limited to 12 individuals. For questions, please call (503) 656-5151 during McLoughlin House open hours. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call Fort Vancouver at (360) 816-6230 during regular business hours. Learn more about tours and programs on our Plan Your Visit site.
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Find books, gifts, and more at the McLoughlin Memorial Association's bookstore at the Barclay House!
A historic fountain is conserved
In 2023, the historic McLoughlin House fountain was reinstalled after receiving extensive conservation treatment.
Things to Do at the McLoughlin House
Who lived here?
Last updated: August 18, 2023