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Linn County Historical Museum

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County museum tells a larger story, with considerable charm

This well curated museum celebrates the history of Linn County, Oregon, which seems to have been a... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Sara M
Springfield, Oregon
Unexpectedly amazing!

I was on the way to the Eugene Airport from Salem and my friend and I decided to take a side trip... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
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Pioneer History Museum focusing on Linn county in the 1800's. Main Street style displays bring history to life.
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101 Park Avenue, Brownsville, OR 97327
+1 541-466-3390
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

This well curated museum celebrates the history of Linn County, Oregon, which seems to have been a microcosm of the state and region. Known regionally as the “Brownsville Museum,” it tells about the lives of the early settlers, from the Native Americans through the Oregon...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sara M
Reviewed 16 July 2018

On a side street off the main drag across from City Hall is this old station with a few wagons and a caboose.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

I was on the way to the Eugene Airport from Salem and my friend and I decided to take a side trip into Brownsville and walk the little main street to see what we see. Driving in and out of the town, you go across...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Maps820358, Public Relations Manager at Linn County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you travelprof3! Joni Nelson IS amazing, she has overseen a great deal of the restoration of the Moyer House. I want to make one correction, the visit to the museum is free (donations accepted) the tour of the Moyer House is $5.00 per adult....More

Reviewed 1 June 2018

Wonderfully presented exhibits in a perfect setting. Impossible to take it all in, but fun to try! The exhibits are outstanding; the pictures capture the passage of time; the signage is well-presented and informative. Staff and volunteers are helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. The museum is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MegandBigGeorge
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This is a fun place that showcases the early pioneer history of Linn County. Great place for kids who will enjoy the box cars and caboose. Lots of Indian artifacts, fabulous genealogy research section, helpful staff. And it is FREE! Well worth the detour off...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing local museum. Many artifacts unique to this location. They have a really good "town" display. I didnt inquire but it seems there's also some historical records available to consult. One very great feature is a boxcar that has been converted to a movie theater....More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The most amazing exhibit of arrowheads and chipped tools I've ever seen. The historical stores set up as if on a street were fascinating. The visit to the caboose was a real eye-opener. This is a wonderful museum, well worth a visit or a dozen....More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Lee L
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the little museum in downtown Brownsville Oregon. Part of it set up in train cars. If you have a couple of hours visit this little jewel of a museum, plenty of interesting history to look and read about in this quaint little town.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I have been here numerous times. They also have the "Stand By Me Celebration" in July in Brownsville. O yeah, LOL Brownsville is also the home to Chickenstock. It is a vintage car show, antique and animal show. But back to the museum. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank SteveS849
Reviewed 21 June 2017

There is so much to see and learn at the Linn County Museum including train cars, history of the local area and the city of Brownsville. Brownsville is one of the earliest settlement. The day I visited the museum and Brownsville there was a kiddie...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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